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Mongolian Fest in Central Park Offers Wrestling and Genghis Khan Vodka


SourceDNAinfo.com New York

By Louie Lazar
Special to DNAinfo.com New York

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CENTRAL PARK — In a scene that could have been straight from the grasslands of Mongolia, two pairs of wrestlers, each bare-chested except for a tight-sleeved vest around his shoulders, engaged in face-to-face battle — hands locked, arms outstretched, in a bid to take down his opponent.

But that scene on Saturday afternoon was instead taking place in a small meadow near Central Park’s Bethesda Fountain.

Nearby, on a long table filled with Mongolian fare, a few men poured vodka from a tall, gold bottle decorated with an image of Genghis Khan, the founder of the Mongol Empire.

“It’s good to get together and keep this tradition alive,” said Jamul Jadamba, 37, who finished second in the wrestling competition, before changing into a T-shirt that said “Yes We Khan.”

The wrestling competition was the highlight of the New York Mongolian community’s Naadam celebration, an annual festival commemorating Mongolia’s independence as well as the nation’s nomadic heritage.

About 75 people, including Od Och, the permanent representative of Mongolia to the United Nations, attended Saturday’s event, which was organized by the Mongolian Heritage Foundation of Flushing, Queens.

Byambakhuu Darinchuluun, president of the Mongol Heritage Foundation, said the goal of the event was to bring unity to the various Mongol peoples of the greater New York area and to promote Mongolian culture to the general population.

Darinchuluun said that in order to best replicate the pastoral environment of his homeland, he selected Central Park as a venue because it’s the “only place [in New York] with trees and grass.”

“It’s a very important occasion — we cannot just pass it over,” he said. “We have to celebrate.”

Naadam, also known as the “Three Games of Men” or the Nomad Olympics — the other sports being archery and horse racing — has its roots in centuries-old Mongol warrior competitions. In 2010, the festival was added to UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Each July 11 and 12 in Mongolia, thousands fill the capital city’s main stadium and welcome a procession of horsemen, athletes, soldiers, and monks during a colorful and joyous Opening Ceremony. Horse races take place across miles of open grasslands, as do hundreds of single elimination wrestling matches in which the winners are given titles such as “falcon,” “elephant,” and “lion.”

Landlocked between China and Russia, Mongolia has one of the lowest population densities of any nation on earth. But there are several hundred Mongolians living in the New York City area, according to Morris Rossabi, a professor of Mongolian History at Columbia University.

The greater New York area is also home to a sizable Kalmyk population, people of Mongol descent who are from Kalmykia, a Russian Republic on the Caspian Sea, he said.

Several of Saturday’s attendees dressed in traditional Mongolian costumes, and the top outfits were rewarded with prizes. The best wrestlers were given framed pictures of Mongolian calligraphy and were handed wads of cash.

Attached to a nearby rocky hill was the flag of Kalmykia, and at its base, a horse-headed fiddle — a long, double-stringed musical instrument that is a national symbol of Mongolia, rested against a picnic table. The Mongolian flag was staked almost precisely in the center of the meadow, and waved in the hot air.

Tsenguun Chinbat, 27, a teacher who is from Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia, said she attended the festivities to connect and socialize with fellow Mongolians.

“I wanted to get a feel for home,” she said.

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Mongol Naadam Vancouver, British Columbia


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Mongolian Community Association  Vancouver, British Columbia Presents

Mongol Naadam

Where :Memorial South Park, 5955 Ross Street (at E 41st Avenue), Vancouver

When : Saturday , July , 13th

Contact : Bold  778-628-6067  Dashka  778-238-6939

Program:

Opening Ceremony

Greetings Honorary Consul of Mongolia Tobi Robbins

Wrestling

Children’s activity

Food:  Khorkhog, Khuushuur

RSVP : batsukh.bold@gmail.com

 

 

Naadam 2013 Washington DC


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If you can’t make it to Ulan Bator for Mongolia’s National Celebration Naadam the Mongol Naadam Festival in Washington DC 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 DC 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

10:00 am Soccer Game

Opening Ceremony
We will sang Mongolian national anthem with great pride of National Naadam , each person put hands clasped tightly on their heart
Mongolian Entertainment
Mongolian Wrestling
Children’s Wrestling
Children’s Horse Race

Ticket : 5$

Time: 10:00am till 5:00pm

Date: Saturday , July, 13th, 2013

Location: Occoquan Regional Park – 9751 Ox Road, Lorton VA, 22079

Contact: 202-557-1989 , 703-472-9110, 703-725-4013, 757-561-6263, 202-352-7903

Update : San Francisco Bay Area Mongolian Naadam Festival 2013


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Update : NYC Mongol Naadam Celebration 2013


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NYC Mongol Naadam Celebration


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Naadam rider 1 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

English: Wrestling in the 2005 Naadam festival.
English: Wrestling in the 2005 Naadam festival. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

NYC Mongol Naadam

 

 

 

Please join us on Saturday July 6th for Mongol Heritage
Foundation’s Naadam Celebration.

Mongol Heritage Foundation & NYC Mongols, Kalmyk Project in the NYC is holding First annual Naadam celebration in near Bethesda Fountain ,Central Park , New York. The celebration will be opened by H.E. Ambassador Od Och, Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the United Nations.

The NYC Mongols celebration “Naadam” 2013 will take place on Saturday July 6th from 11:00am – 7:00 pm at the west side of the “Bethesda Fountain” Central Park where the Mongol tradition of “Naadam” will happen among the all Mongol people who live in the greater New York area.

This Festivity is the one of the major celebration on the Mongols honor of the national holiday of Motherland Mongolia. During the celebration, Mongolians compete in traditional sporting events and competitions that include , wrestling, and children’s wood horse racing.
In 2010, Naadam was inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of UNESCO.

We encourage you to invite your friends and family to this exciting and interesting event where the New York Area Mongols will join together in a traditional celebration.

All of the Mongols including Buryats, Kalmyks, Hazaras ,Tuvans and Inner Mongolians are join in the celebration.

Everyone who is interested in Mongolia and Mongol Culture is invited; people who are interested in Mongolia and the Mongolian Culture such as Americans who have lived and worked in Mongolia through the Peace Corps will attend.

Where: The Bethesda Fountain, Central Park is one of the largest fountains in New York, measuring twenty-six feet high by ninety-six feet wide.It is one of the most well known fountains in the world.This neoclassical sculpture, also known as Angel of the Waters, features an eight-foot bronze angel who stands above four small cherubim representing health, purity, temperance, and peace.

Location: Bethesda Fountain, Central Park
The Mall, New York, NY 10024

When: Saturday, July 6,
Time: 11 :00 am till 7:00 pm

Opening Welcome, H.E. Ambassador Od Och, Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the United Nations

Greetings
Inner Mongolian Community Mr. Hasar Ayush
Kalmyk Community Ms. Kermen
Buryat Community Ms. Tsengiyev
Hazara Community Liquate Ali
Kalmyk Project NYC
Mongolian Ambulance Project
Wild Art Mongolia 2013 Expedition

The President of the Mongol Heritage Foundation Byambakhuu Darinchuluun will go over the agenda of the event

Program Highlights

Wrestling
Children’s Wood Horse Race
Children’s Shagai (ankle bone ) Game

Featuring:

Mongolian Song
Kalmyk Song
Buryat Song
Tsakhar song,
Hazara Song
Yokhor “Circle ” dancing

Contest
“I am mongol ” painting contest
The Best Traditional Mongolian male, female, and child’s clothing contest
Mongolian singing contest
Closing Ceremony Singing all Mongols .National Song (Warm Hear ted Land )

Main Organizers:
Mongol Heritage Foundation and NYC Mongols, Kalmyk Project NYC,

Supporting Organizations:

Permanent Mission of Mongolia to United Nations,
Hazara Organization Progress and Equality
Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center

Sponsor:
Mongol American Cultural Association, Advanced Accounting, Sign. Inc and the NYC Inner Mongolian , Kalmyk, Hazara, Buryat, Tuva , Mongolian community

Media:
Writer, journalist , Louie Lazar
http://www.louielazar.com/

Asian Fusion Magazine , General Editor, Rick Lin
http://www.asianfusion-mag.com/

Get involved :You’ll meet new Mongol people, have fun and support a great event.

Let Mongol Culture Alive in New York City Tri-state Area

Volunteering, Partner and Sponsor Call :

Byambakhuu Darinchuluun Mongolia (347) 437-9265,
Dawood Changazi Hazara (347) 400-8591,
Kermen Dyumkeeva Kalmyk (347) 221-9123
Enkhbat Toochig Inner Mongolia (917)698-4367

Please bring food to share and your beverages to drink. There will be Mongolian food and games to play.

Boortsog, suutei tsai, byaslag and plates, napkins, silverware, etc. will be provided by the Mongol Heritage Foundation .

What to expect:
some ideas on what to expect and what you should do when you attend during Naadam Event.

Children’s Wooden Hobby Horse Rising
Although the NYC 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.

Naadam Dress

Mongol Malgai , Mongol Deel, Khantaaz,

Wrestling
Mongolian traditional wrestling is an untimed competition in which wrestlers lose if they touch the ground with any part of their body other than their feet or hand. When picking pairs, the wrestler with the greatest fame has the privilege to choose his own opponent. Wrestlers wear two-piece costumes consisting of a tight shoulder vest (zodog) and shorts (shuudag). Only men are allowed to participate.Each wrestler has an “encourager” called a zasuul. The zasuul sings a song of praise for the winning wrestler after rounds 3, 5, and 7.
Winners of the 7th or 8th stage earn the title of zaan, “elephant”. The winner of the 9th or 10th stage, is called arslan, “lion”. In the final competition, all the “zasuuls” drop in the wake of each wrestler as they take steps toward each other. Two time arslans are called the titans / giants, or avraga.

Shagai
Shagai games are especially popular during the Mongolian summer holiday of Naadam. In shagai dice, the rolled shagai generally land on one of four sides: horse, camel, sheep or goat.
Mongolians still exchange shagai today as tokens of friendship. The shagai may be kept in a little pouch.A large variety of traditional Mongolian games are played using the shagai pieces. Depending on the game, the anklebones may be tossed like dice, flicked like marbles, shot at with arrows, caught in the hands, or simply collected according to the roll of a die. In many games, the side on which a tossed piece lands (horse, sheep, camel, or goat) is significant.

Khadag
Typically it is blue to represent the beautiful blue sky. Please bring your Khadag greet with Mongols.

Mongolian Calligraphy
The Classic Mongolian script written from the top downwards and in clockwise turns and has a classic vertical direction which expresses the almost optimal movement of handwriting due to the theory of probability.

Yohor Dance
Yohor is a circle dance. Buryat Mongol peoples have some form of circle dance. Yohor is the Buryat version. The chief characteristics in this belief is the concept of the world axis, represented by a tree, by the serge, or by the oboo. As part of these customs there is the use of the circle dance for shamanist ritual and worship at these places which is called the yohor. The dance may encircle the sacred tree or object, or the shaman who is conducting a ritual. These circle dances may last for hours, and are punctuated by the phrases yohor-o or heeyo. The yohor is extremely ancient and is depicted on rock carvings thousands of years old.

NYC Mongol Library display

Mongol Library Project
Sep 2011 to Sep 2013
NYC Mongol Library is designed to provide the opportunity to explore the richness of Mongol history.
The Mongol Heritage Foundations Library provides many interesting and informative books in Mongolian, and English pertaining to Mongol history, art, geography, literature, and culture. In addition, recreational reading includes periodicals, newspapers, biographies, magazines, novels, and materials about travel.
Members can also enjoy video cassettes such as Mongol, Kalmyk , Tuvan, Hazara, Buryat, Inner Mongolian films, biographies, travel, documentaries, and life stories of Mongol Americans. We encourage members to check out books, and other materials, and reap the richness of Mongol, and Mongol-American history, events, culture, and experiences

Mongol Heritage Foundation Membership application
Mongol Heritage Foundation 2013-2014 Events Calendar

Food Tasting

Tsagaan idée -dairy products such as cheeses and hard curds

Byaslag
Cheese from milk of cattle, yaks, goats, or sheep.
Most commonly, the milk of yak and cattle is used. Goats and sheep are not milked in all places, but make for the most aromatic cheese. However, mongolian cheese doesn’t get to ripen like its european counterparts, so the overall taste is somewhat bland in comparison.

Korkhoi Aaruul
“Worm Aaruul” is a variation in the shape of little strands, often sweetened. Don’t press the fresh material, but put it through a meat grinder (available in every mongolian houshold) into small “worms”. Arrange those in little heaps for drying. This type of Aaruul is easier to chew (especially for children), but less suited for travel supplies.

Khailmag
khailmag, made from a mixture of shortening, water, flour, and sugar, pan-fried at a ridiculously high temperature until clarified oil separates at the sides of the pan. Reconstituted raisins are then added to the mix, and the result is a warm, delicious sludge that resembles a not-too-cheesy cheesecake

Suutei Tsai- The most favored drink during this holiday is Mongol milk tea .Milk tea is an indispensable part of the Mongolian’s daily life.

khuushuur
One of the Mongolian most famous delicious meals is of course the Khuushuur. It’s a meal that consist of meat, onions and other ingredients put together and wrapped with flour dough, and afterwards it’s fried in oil. Everyone loves the taste of khuushuur in Mongolia..Mongolians hold the fresh khuushuur between their palms and also with the tips of all fingers to stimulate the nerves and blood circulation in the hands. This is believed to be curative. In some occasions, a hot khuushuur is placed on the soles of the feet and other selected places to treat neurosis and health conditions related to the balance of the air element of the five elements composing the human body.

Boortsog
Boortsog Mongolian Deep Fried Cookies

After Party
There will be Naadam Party starting at 10pm;

Music
DJ Baagii Beatz is pleased to announce the music for NYC Mongols

Naadam celebration 2013. The music has a largely Mongol theme. Event organizers have put considerable thought into selecting the music, and their choices blend traditional music with some newly commissioned pieces.

Address :BOSS Lounge @ Ktown; 10 West 32nd Street 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001.

RSVP: 718.749.6006, 347.437.9265

http://www.mixcrate.com/djbaagii
https://www.facebook.com/DjBaagiiBeatz

 

 

 

Mongols United Party NYC


NYC Mongols Presents

“Mongols United Party”

New york City Area Mongolian, Buryat, Kalmyk , Hazara , Southern Mongolians, RPCV-Mongolia , American friends then others .

When :July 29th , 2012

Where : Harmony Terrace 47-57 41st St, Sunny side, NY 11104

Time : 8:00 pm to 2:00 am

Tax : 15$

Program :

Who, Why , ……….Damn Mongols
Beginning with Facebook Match for Single’s Marathon
Dance Competition
Surprise

Call reservation 202-718-4638

Mongol Naadam Denver Update


 

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Wisconsin Naadam Update


 

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Los Angeles Mongol Naadam Update


 

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Carolina Mongol Naadam Update


 

Carolina Mongol Naadam Update

 

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Каролина Монгол Хээрийн Аялал Наадам 2012

Каролинагийн монголчууд бид хээрийн аялал Наадамаа 7 дугаар сарын 14, 15 нд

Asheboro ,NC хотын “Deepriver” гэдэг газарт Хойд Каролинагийн өнцөг булангаас цугларан наадлаа. Эхний өдөр асар майханаа барилцан, нутгынхаа дуу хуур тавьсан шигээ, задгай цагаан, хүмүүн төрөлхтөн гэсэн олон сайхан уламжлал болсон нийтийн бүжгүүдийг эргэлдэн эргэн санан дурслаа.

15 – ны өглөө бид шаргуу наадмын хуушуур хийх ажилдаа бүх нийтээрээ ханцуу шамлан орж, олон хүний сэтгэл хүч, хөдөлмөр хөлс шингэсэн, халуун нар, тосонд шарсан алдартай хуушуураа хийж, наадмын үйл ажилгаагаа Монголын далбаагаа мандуулан, наадмын үзэсгэлэн гарган, Төрийн Дуулал дуулан, Монгол ёслолгоо ёслон эхлээ.

Монголчууд бид бахархах эх орон, баяр наадам, өвөрмөгц соёл урлаг, ахуй амьдралтайгаас гадна эрхэмлэн хүндэтгэх ёс заншилтай билээ. Ингээд бид Монголын үндэсний наадмын онцлогыг харуулсан асуулт хариултын хэлэлцэл явуулж, мэдэхгүйд мэдлэг, мэддэгт илүүдэхгүй гэгчээр бяцхан ч гэсэн “Наадмын танин мэдэхүй тольтой” танилцлаа.

Монгол ардын “Мянгад” бүжгийг П.Нандиа, “Хүүхдийн сэтгэхүй” болон…

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Mongol Naadam Seattle Update


 

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Sacramento Naadam Update


 

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Pensylvania Naadam Picnic


Mongolian Community Association Pennsylvania Presents:

Mongol Naadam Picnic

Where : Lower Allen Township Park 2233 Gettysburg Road Camp Hill , PA, 17011

When : Monday , July , 16th

Time : 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Contact : 240-575-8055

Program:  Coming Soon

Mongolian Flag Raised City Hall of San Francisco


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Raising of the Mongolian Flag at the City Hall of San Francisco on Mongolia and San Francisco friendship and Mongolian Heritage Day July 11, 2012.

Image source : Mongolian Students Non-Profit Organization In America

Denver Mongol Naadam 2012


Mongolian Community Association  of Colorado Presents :

Mongol Naadam 2012 Denver Colorado

Where : Village Green Park  9301. E. Union Avenue, Greenwood Village, CO 80111

When : Sunday , July , 15th

Time : 10:00 am

Contact : 720-210-4336

Program :

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Mongolian National Flag Presidents of MCAC Ch. Tugs-saikhan Ch. will open the Mongol Naadam
  • National Anthem of Mongolia
  • Horse Head Fiddle ( Mongolian National Intrument)  Performance Morin Khuur Player M. Ariunbold
  • Special Appearance by Mongolian  State Honored  Singer Mr. G. Erdenebat
  • Folk Dance F.Anda
  • Mongolian Song By D. Jamyan-myadag
  • Contortionist A. Tsenguun
  • Mongolian Song By  N. Gantulga
  • Parade of Traditional Clothing
  • Mongolian Wrestling
  • Children’s Horse Race
  • Archery
  • Shagain Harvaa ( Uncle game shooting )
  • Children’s Wrestling
  • Dembee ( Traditional game of singing)
  • Chess Competition
  • Tug of War
  • Volleyball  Ikhtal Team VS Golden Cup Team
  • Award Ceremony
  • Closing Ceremony Singing of the Mongolians  .National Song (Warm Hear ted Land )

Wisconsin Mongol Naadam Picnic


Mongolian Community Association of Wisconsin Presents :

Mongolian National Naadam Holiday Event.

When : Saturday , July, 14th

Where :James Madison Park  ,614 East Gorham Street  , Madison WI

Time : 10:00 am

Program  Highlights:

  • Opening Ceremony
  • We will sang Mongolian national anthem with great pride of National Naadam , each person put hands clasped tightly on their heart
  • Mongolian Entertainment
  • Mongolian Wrestling
  • Kids Horse Racing (Wood Hobby Horse )
  • Shagai Shooting (uncle game )
  • Fun game
  • Live Auction
  • Mongolian Karaoke
  • Dance

Introducing Picnic spot.

James Madison Park is located in downtown Madison.The basketball courts, volleyball court, and playground are popular destinations for the locals.http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/

Please bring your own tent , chair, blanket, sun protected oil, .

Contact :  Saraa 920- 712- 5317

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Naadam Update Florida


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The Florida Mongolian Community   has been celebrated Mongolian National Holiday, Naadam  Picnic  at  Sand Key Beach on Saturday July 7th.

Local Mongolian artist performed Traditional  Mongolian instrument Morin Khuur (Horse Headed Fiddle ).

Mongolian flag was raised during the event.

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Naadam Update San Francisco


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The Bay Area Mongolian Community Association  has been celebrated the 15th Annual Mongolian National Holiday, Naadam festival at  Golden Gate Park on Saturday July 7th.

The Festival begins with an elaborate introduction ceremony featuring dancers, athletes, horse riders, and musicians. After the ceremony, competition takes place in wrestling, horse racing and archery.

During the Naadam MSNOA’s Nomadic Art Gallery (Ger Gallery ) featuring   artists Alungoo Sergelen, Munkh-Orgil Battsogt, Namuun Enkhbat, Shijir Jargaksaikhan and Suvd-Erdene Amgalanbaatar.

Images source : Mongolian Students Non-Profit Organization in America (MSNOA)

Naadam Update Washington DC


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The Washington DC Area Mongolian Community Association celebrated the Mongolian traditional summer festival Naadam in the nation’s capital on July 8th, 2012  at Barcroft Park in Arlington Virginia.

A large Mongolian flag is being carried around during the opening ceremony of the Arlington Naadam festival.

During the  Naadam  Mongolian traditional music performances and wrestling competition was happening.

Mongol Naadam Bloomington Indiana


Mongolian Naadam CelebrationWhen:  Friday, July 13, 2012

Where:  Lower Cascades Park, Waterfall shelter, Bloomington, Indiana
Directions:  Take the 45/46 Bypass to N. Walnut St. and turn left (north). Turn left at the first intersection (at the stop light) onto N. Old State Road 37. Cascades Park is located about 1/2 mile up on Old State Road 37. City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation map: http://bloomington.in.gov/media/media/application/pdf/10704.pdf
 
Time:  4 pm

Please join us on Friday July 13th for The Mongolia Society’s Naadam Celebration.   Hot dogs and plates, napkins, silverware, etc. will be provided by The Mongolia Society.

Please bring food to share and your beverages to drink.  There will be Mongolian food and games to play.
 
Sponsored by:   The Mongolia Society, Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, The Department of Central Eurasian Studies, and the Bloomington Mongolian community

The Mongolia Society, 322 Goodbody Hall, IU, 1011 E. 3rd St., Bloomington, IN  47405-7005
Telephone and Fax number:  812-855-4078; E-Mail: monsoc@indiana.edu

Carolina Mongol Naadam


Saturday July 14th 4:00 pm Carolina Mongolians will meet at Deep River Campground Park we will camp night out here.

Please bring your camping tent, travel blanket, and air pumped mattress, food and drinks. We all gather and will cook famous Khuushuur.

Sunday July 15th   10:00 am we will celebrate our Greatest Mongol Naadam at Deep River Campground Park.

Program:

  • ·         Wrestling
  • ·         Mongolian Song& Dance
  • ·         Exhibit
  • ·         Chess & Chester Contest
  • ·         Children’s Shagai Game
  • ·         Children’s Race

Questions regarding of event Please Call  Ch.Odonchimeg  at 704-488-9591

Deep River Campground Park web http://www.deeprivercampground.com/

Vancouver Mongol Naadam


An annual Mongolian ‘Naadam‘ takes place July 14th in Jonh Henry Park 3350 Victoria Drive, Vancouver the event is attended by Mongolians from across the country who come together and enjoy wrestling, food and traditional music.

Naadam   Program:

  • Wrestling
  • Children’s Wood Horse Race
  • Building Mongolian Ger
  • Cooking Khorkhog

When: Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Where:  John Hendry Park 3350 Victoria Drive, Vancouver

Time: 10:00 am

Tel: 778-628-6067, 604-657-2499

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

 

Chicago Mongol Naadam 2012


Chicago‘s Mongolian community gathers this year   Sunday 10 am ,July 8th 2012  to celebrate the Mongolian Naadam.

This Festivity is the one of the major celebration on the Mongolians honor of the national holiday of Motherland Mongolia. During the celebration, Mongolians compete in traditional sporting events and competitions that include archery, wrestling, and children’s wood horse racing.

Organizers: Mongol American Association, Chicago Mongolian Community Association, Mongolian Culture Heritage and Wrestler Center

Sunday, July 8th, 2012,

Time: 10:00 am

Location: Busse Woods Forest Preserve Higgins Road, Groves 5-6 Elk Grove Village, IL 60009

Contact: 773-299-0729, 773-954-4212, 773-879-2757

Web: Mongolian American Association    ,  American Mongolian Association ,

Facebook:  American Mongolian Association

About Chicago Mongol Community,

Chicago’s Mongolian community, while geographically dispersed, is an organized and active group with a strong network of mutual assistance. The Mongolian American Association, founded in 1998, aids newcomers from Mongolia, serves as an organizational center for the community, and sponsors social and cultural events such as concerts and speakers. It is affiliated with other Mongolian groups in San Francisco, Denver, and Washington, and by 2001 it boasted 250 members. Some Chicago Mongolians attend cultural events in Bloomington, Indiana, where a small community of Mongols is gathered around the Mongolia Society and Indiana University’s Department of Central Eurasian Studies, the only program in the United States to grant a degree in Mongolian Studies.

Chicago’s Mongolian community gathers each year in  February to celebrate the Mongolian New Year ( White Moon or White Months )

The community also gathers frequently for parties, concerts, speeches, and other social events and such Mongolian cultural activities as a performance by a Mongolian artist or a visit by a Mongolian Buddhist Monk. The Mongolian community maintains ties with Tibetan Buddhists in Chicago, and the groups sometimes celebrate holidays together.

Many of Chicago’s Mongolians are students who came to Chicago to further their education and have chosen to stay in the United States after completing their schooling. Others have come in search of new personal or economic opportunities, and many anticipate their stay to be only temporary. A few Mongolian entrepreneurs have established small businesses, and there is a small professional community. Many Mongolians are well educated but face difficulties on the job market posed by limited English skills and illegal status, forcing them to enter trades and service industries, including rug and carpet cleaning, construction, electrical trades, computers, food service, and custodial work.

NYC Mongol “Naadam” Picnic


NYC Mongol   Naadam Picnic taking place in a Lighthouse park.

 

Where: Light House Park , Roosevelt Island , NY

When: Sunday, July 8th

Time:  10 :00 am

Contact: Lutaa  ,  1-347-891-9241

Special:  Taste and drink Real Mongolian Airag on the Naadam Day

Light House Park is great place to watch the sun set and Manhattan views.

We are celebrating the greatest of all ‘Mongol Naadam’ in  beautiful  Roosevelt Island.

Please bring a blanket (to sit or recline on),

We suggest you to bring home made Mongolian cuisine and beverages .  We will make BBQ ,

If you cannot bring food contribute 20$ for per person to the organizer.

Organizer will provide you food and drinks.

Have a great Naadam Festivity.

Mongol Naadam L.A


Mongol Naadam Los Angeles

Join the Mongolian Naadam Festival presented by Mongolian Community Association   Los Angeles will celebrate its long-awaited return to the 3330 North Lincoln Ave. Altadena, CA 91001 on  July 8 , 2012

Sunday July 8th 2012  at 11 :00 am

Location : 3330 North Lincoln Ave.
Altadena, CA 91001

Event Details : Mongolian Wrestling, Mongolian Song & Dance, Contest who wears most fashionable  Deel ? Mongolian artists join under one roof to bring their local flair to the Naadam.ankle bone shooting contest, archery contest,

Tel :(626) 398-5451

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Ticket : 5$  adult , under 18th free

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Sacramento Mongol Naadam


Sacramento’s Mongolian Community Association Presents :

When: July, 8, 2012

Where: Lew Howard Memorial Park, 7100 Baldwin Dam Rd, Folsom, CA

Time: 11:00 am to 6:00pm

Naadam Program highlights :

 

Contact :  Amraa D (916) 281-1566, J Amra (916) 832-0997, Boloroo (916) 717-7229 Batkhuu (916) 402-6186, Uyanga (916) 365-3622

Eмайл: mcasacto@yahoo.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sacmongols  

 

Mongol Naadam Washington DC Area


Washington DC Mongolian Community Association Presents:
Annual DC-Arlington Mongolian Community summer “Naadam” – a sports and music celebration featuring Mongolian wrestling competition, children’s foot races, traditional songs and dances, and party .
Naadam program
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Mongolian  Tradional songs and dances
  • Greetings from Jargalsaikhan Mongolian State Honored Singer ,”Chinggis Khaan”  Band
  • Mongolian Traditional Wrestling
  •  Official Naadam Celebration Closing  Party    7:00 pm  at Harvest Moon  (7260 Arlington Boulevard  Falls Church, VA 22042 )
Children’s Program
  • Children’s wrestling
  • Children’s foot races
  • Children’s play area ( Moon bounce, face painting, ice cream )
Where:
Barcroft Park in Arlington, VA (4200 S. Four Mile Run Dr. Arlington, VA 22206)
When: July 8, 2012  11:00 am til -5:00pm
Cost:  5$!
Naadam 2012 Florida

Naadam 2012 Florida


 

Florida Area Mongolians planning to Celebrating Naadam Day on Sand Key Beach.

Please spread the word out.

Where :Sand Key Beach , Mongol Naadam 2012 Picnic Gathering Shelter #1
1060 Gulf Boulevard
Clearwater, FL 33767

When :Saturday  July 7th,

Time: 1:00pm

Contact person:  Sundui (727) 599-8252
Parking Pass: $5 per car for all day.

Please plan ahead of getting there early.

Sometimes Clearwater Beach roadway get traffic most likely 1-2 hour.

Organizer of the events will be there  starting 7:00 am in the morning.

You can come early stay close to  the area.

Bring your own picnic meals.

We strongly suggest you to bring Mongolian Buuz, Khuushuur.
Salad /Potato salad, Fruit salad, Green salad/
Chips /Potate chips, Tostito chips and Salsa/
Drink /Coke products, Water, Tea etc…/
Fruit /Apple, Grape, Strawberry, Watermelon… etc/
Ice
Cooler
Grilled Meat /Beef, Pork, Chicken/
Burger
Hot dog
Table clothes. utensils, paper towels,
Sun screen lotion (Very Important)
Bug spray /it’s called (OFF) /

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