Dmitriy Kobylkin: Every year the Reindeer Herder’s Day becomes more interesting and brighter
9:18 28 марта 2016
Категории: News in English
The main national holiday of the year – the Reindeer Herder’s Day took place in Salekhard on the 26th of March. The holiday took place on the bank of the Polyabta River. The weather was fine, there was no wind and it was sunny. There were many people, music was playing. Nomads competed in national kinds of sport such as national wrestling, sledge jumps, throwing of a tynzyan on a khorey (a rope-lasso for catching reindeer on a long pole for driving a reindeer team), the race of reindeer teams.
Trading rows were set. Such enterprises as “Salekhard-Agro”, “Yamalskiye Oleni”, the fishing enterprise from the settlement Aksarka suggested different products – milk, meat and fish. Also sellers suggested souvenirs, fur items, honey, frozen berries. Children enjoyed cotton candy and balloons.
The governor of Yamal Dmitriy Kobylkin opened the holiday. As he reminds, exactly owing to help of indigenous peoples – reindeer herders, their strength, courage in those far years geologists were able to start development of oil and gas fields necessary for Russia and settled on the land of Yamal. The head of the region thanked the people for the opportunity to communicate on this day and to exchange achievements of cultures. He is proud of the fact that he works in one team with people of Yamal.
Also the governor thanked the administration of Salekhard and the head of the town Ivan Kononenko. As he notes, every year the capital of Yamal becomes more beautiful, and the holiday – more interesting and brighter.
The following representatives congratulated the participants and the guests of the holiday: the governor of Stavropol Krai Vladimir Vladimirov, a deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Grigory Ledkov, the chairperson of the parliament of Tyumen Oblast Sergey Korepanov, the first deputy chairperson of the Legislative Assembly of Yamal Viktor Kazarin, the chairperson of the parliament of the town Salekhard Vladimir Martynyuk and the head of Salekhard Ivan Kononenko.
300 participants of creative collectives arrived to perform on the holiday. According to the information given by the deputy director of the Center for culture and sport “Geolog”, the main producer of the holiday Larisa Tsupikova to a correspondent of IA “Sever-Press”, young people from the creative association “Experiment” and folkloristic collectives were responsible for good mood on the holiday. They arrived from Shuryshkarskiy district, Aksarka, Labytnangi. Also children’s dancing and singing groups from educational institutions of the town prepared their performances.
The record number of choums (national dwelling of nomads, similar to a tepee) for guests was set this year on the ground of the Reindeer Herder’s Day. The enterprise “Yamal-Tour” for the first time organized its own national dwelling. Yamal Iri – Grandfather Frost of Yamal – invited to come in there. Here the information was given to a correspondent of IA “Sever-Press” with a cup of tea about long work of “Yamal-Tour” with tourists, for example, the famous Moscow firm-club of Mikhail Kozhukhov.
This year the guests from the USA, China, Vietnam, Germany, Belarus and many towns of Russia arrived for the holiday to Salekhard. The Reindeer Herder’s Day is continued!