Washington State Mongol Naadam

Washington State Mongol Naadam


If you can’t make it to Ulan Bator for Mongolia’s National Celebration Naadam, the Mongol   Naadam Festival in Washington State is your next-best option. The event held annually in the Mongolian capital Ulan-baatar celebrates that country’s three main sporting pastimes: Mongolian wrestling, archery and cross-country horse racing. Although the Washington State Naadam is scaled back somewhat (there’s no archery competition, and a child’s footrace replaces the horse race), the wrestling competition is the main attraction;. The Mongol Naadam  is not  as bilingual as other festival in the area, so brush up on your conversational Mongolian and bring your appetite for khuushuur, deep-friend pockets of dough stuffed with minced mutton or beef, garlic and onions.

Program Highlights:

  • Opening ceremony
  • Mongolian Concert
  • Mongolian Wrestling
  • Mongolian Costume Contest
  • Children’s Race
  • Children’s Photo Contest
  • Shagai ( uncle bone ) Game

Date: Sunday, July 8th, 2012

Location: New Port Hills Community Church 5833 119th Avenue SE Bellevue, WA 98006

Contact:  206-979-2439, 206-356-7098

Email: merdene5@yahoo.com

 

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