The public organization of Purovsky district “Beliy Yagel” launched the flash mob dedicated to the Reindeer Herder’s Day in 2019
15:24 25 февраля 2019
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The trading station Kar-Nat in Purovsky district was the first, where the Reindeer Herder’s Day was started. Reindeer herders and fishermen from all nomadic camps and settlements of the district gathered to show their skills and adroitness in national sports and reindeer sleighs racing.
The guests from tundra were distinguished with unusually beautiful dresses that created the atmosphere of bright national coloring. Elegant fur coats “yagushka” decorated with patterns of colored beads, colorful scarves emphasized natural beauty of Nenets women. Men in their fur coats “malitsa” — clothing made of reindeer hides with hoods and mittens — looked also very nice.
The program of the first day of the festival included the competitions in ski racing, jumps over narty – nomadic sledges, triple national jump, mas-wrestling, throwing a tynzyan on a khorey (a tynzyan is a rope-lasso for catching a reindeer, and a khorey is a long pole for driving a reindeer sleigh). The most important events — reindeer sleighs racing and awarding of the winners — took place the next day, on Sunday.
Many young people gathered on the holiday of reindeer herders, majority of them participated in the competitions, others promenaded, visited choums of neighboring communities, watched beautiful souvenirs and items made by local craftswomen. (A choum is a nomadic dwelling covered with reindeer hides, it is similar to a tepee). The national holiday was a success; many guests touched national culture of the local people.
As we should note, on the first day of the holiday the Yamal public organization of young people of Purovsky district “Beliy Yagel” (white reindeer moss) launched the flash mob dedicated to the Reindeer Herder’s Day #Деньоленевода2019 and passed the baton to Nadymskiy district. As it needs to remind, there the Reindeer Herder’s Day will take place on the 1st-the 3rd of March.