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Hawk Festival to be held near Ulaanbaatar

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Hawk Festival to be held near Ulaanbaatar

From ancient times, Mongolians have held birds of prey in the highest respect in words and song; trained hunting hawks and eagles have played and important part in their daily lives. To promote this fascinating aspect of traditional hunting culture, a ‘Hawk Festival’ will take place at Chinggis Khaan Khuree Camp, 25 km from the Mongolian capital. Entitled, the ‘Khuraldai Naadam-Hawk Festival, the event will be held on 17 August.

During the festival, a range of events will be held including: a competition among bird trainers, the National Championship of Horseback Archery, breaking an animal backbone with bare hands, fireworks and traditional Mongolian Biyelgee dancing.

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