Mini-Naadam festival organized at National Palace Museum of Taiwan

2020-10-19 14:33:23

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Within the framework of the Mongolian month in Taiwan, a mini-Naadam festival was organized at the Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum of Taiwan on October 10-11.

The festival allowed Taiwanese people to experience unique nomadic culture of Mongolia through a variety of activities including, wrestling, horse-riding, horseback archery and eagle performance, as well as traditional costume, food and drink.

Representative at the Taipei Trade and Economic Representative Office in Ulaanbaatar Grace Lou pointed out that the National Palace Museum of Taiwan not only preserves the precious cultural relics of the Mongolian Empire, but also strives to preserve the Mongolian history and traditional culture. There are still hundreds of people with Mongolian origin living in Taiwan. Furthermore, the number of Mongolian students have increased in recent years which is getting the two countries much closer in the cultural sphere and enhancing the mutual understanding between the sides.

The museum explained during the event that Chinggis Khan held the first Naadam festival in 1206 to commemorate the unification of Mongol tribes.