The annual Camel Festival 2017 will be held on March 6 and 7 in Bulgan soum of Umnugovi Province.
During the two-day event, camel polo contests, an anklebone shooting competition, photo exhibition featuring photos of Mongolian camels, and traditional music and dance performances will be organized.
Camel herders from around the country will come to attend the festival with their camels. The Camel Festival has already become a popular event among tourists.
Ten thousand camels will gather and parade in the opening ceremony.
The first camel festival was celebrated in 1997 by Umnugovi residents to promote Mongolian camels to the world and protect the species and pass on the rich Mongolian camel breeding heritage to the next generation.

Agenda of the Camel Festival 2017:

March 6

09:00 to 13:00 Camel Polo 2017 semi-final
13:00 to 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 Opening ceremony Camel Parade, and Most Beautiful Couple on Camels competition
15:00 Anklebone shooting competition
17:00 Camel Polo 2017 final, and Gala concert by Bulgan soum students

March 7

09:00 Camels prepare for the race
12:00 One-year-old camel race
13:00 to 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 Competition among camel herders
17:00 Closing and award ceremonies

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