Celebrating of the Reindeer Herder’s Day in Yamal was started in Purovskiy district
14:24 26 февраля 2018
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The Reindeer Herder’s Day, traditional for tundra dwellers of Yamal, was celebrated on the trading station Kar-Nat near the village of Kharampur, Purovskiy district.
Individual and team competitions on national kinds of sport among employees of agricultural enterprises of the municipality for the prizes of the head of the region took place here.
According to the head of Purovskiy district Andrey Nesteruk, Kar-Nat, as always, gathered the best of the best. He welcomed the participants of the competitions, inhabitants of Samburg tundra, reindeer herders of the southern Khalyasavey and representatives of Khanymey and Tarko-Salye and the welcoming hosts from Kharampur. He wished for success, good luck and new sports records.
The sports program included the ski race, the competitions in throwing of a tynzyan on a khorey (a rope-lasso for catching reindeer on a long pole for driving a reindeer team), the triple jump, national wrestling, mas-wrestling and jumps over narty (northern sledge of nomads). The race of reindeer teams was the most interesting part of the program.
The entertainment program included contests of national clothes, folklore and the holiday concert. The information was given in the press-service of the district administration.
Starting in Purovskiy district, the Reindeer Herder’s Day will travel around Yamal till the 22nd of April, when it will take place in the settlement Seyakha of Yamalskiy district. Traditionally the XXIII Open competitions of reindeer herders and the Cup of the governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug on the 3rd and the 4th of March will become the central event. These competitions are the largest in the region.
The full schedule of celebrating of the Reindeer Herder’s Day in Yamal is presented on the website of the regional department on affairs of indigenous ethnic minorities of the North dkmns.ru.