Altargana-2016 festival to take over Ulan-UdeArt & Culture
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The 12th Altargana Festival of the Buryatian people will take place on July 1-3 in Ulan-Ude of the Republic of Buryatia, Russia. The first ever biannual festival was held in 1994 in Dadal soum of Khentii province.
The event incorporates a Buryatia Day, which includes competitions of traditional customs and folk songs, dance and epic stories, and a beauty contest named “Buryad Dagina”. Also, expected are trade fairs showcasing Buryatian ethnic handcrafts and souvenirs, a performance demonstrating the livelihoods of Buryatian families, essay and short story competition and a concert.
The festival is being organized by the Foundation for Buryatian Heritage and Culture Development, the Academy of Buryatia Studies, Amin Toonto NGO, Archery Union of Buryatia, sports federation, Buryatians of Selenga River NGO and Khatar Yokhor band.