Soon reindeer herders from the whole Yamal will gather in Nadym
14:51 15 января 2019
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The traditional competitions of reindeer herders for the Cup of the governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug will take place in Nadym on the 2nd and the 3rd of March. The square near the Boulevard of Strizhov will become the place of the sports competitions; the race of reindeer sleighs will take place on Lake Yantarnoye.
The plan of activities is being made, and organizing and technical issues are being solved now in Nadym, as the administration of Nadymskiy district informs.
The competitions will take place on several ethnic kinds of sport: ethnic wrestling, throwing of a tynzyan on a khorey (a tynzyan is a lasso for catching reindeer, and a khorey is a long pole for riding a reindeer sleigh), mas-wrestling, jumps over narty – nomadic sledges, the race of reindeer sleighs. While men will compete in strength, tundra women will demonstrate ethnic clothes and decorated narty. Reindeer herders – winners of the competitions will receive precious presents and prizes necessary in everyday life from sponsors.
The fair of northern products and souvenirs, choums for guests will work within the festivities. Also the concert program will be presented to guests. (A choum is a nomadic dwelling, similar to a tepee).