The Ulaanbaatar Emergency Commission held a press conference on July 25 to cancel Danshig Naadam – Khuree Tsam 2017 due to the outbreak of contagious disease among livestock in Songinokhairkhan District.
Although the Ulaanbaatar Emergency Commission decided to cancel Danshig Naadam – Khuree Tsam 2017, the Ulaanbaatar City Mayor’s Office reversed the decision as the festival attracts a large number of tourists every year.
Danshih Naadam – Khuree Tsam 2017, a religious and cultural festival, was supposed to take place on August 5 and 6 in Khui Doloon Khudag. The location of the festival has been changed to the Central Stadium but the date hasn’t been changed.
Lama of Gandantegchinlen Monastery D.Byambajav said, “Starting 2015, Gandantegchinlen Monastery has been organizing Danshig Naadam – Khuree Tsam. Tsam is one of the most significant religious rituals and cultural heritages of Mongolia. On the other Mongolia. On the other hand, it is a religious act for Mongolians’ wellbeing. The program of the festival is the typical one. On August 6, 120 tsam dancers will perform Khuree Tsam (a religious masked dance).
Danshig Naadam is a smaller presentation of the three manly games of the National Naadam Festival.
It promotes Mongolian traditions and culture and aims to preserve Buddhist rituals and performances dedicated to the well-being of the people. The event will also promote tours and traditional items for both domestic and foreign attendees, and call on residents of Ulaanbaatar to safeguard Mongolia’s cultural heritage.
Gandantegchinlen Monastery is overseeing the religious events of the festival, and all the Buddhist monasteries in Ulaanbaatar will have monks participating in the performances.
Khuree Tsam, competitions for Buddhist monks, and the three naadam sporting events will be organized.
Art performances, a domestic product fair, and food festivals will also take place during Danshig Naadam.National wrestlers will compete in the Danshig Naadam wrestling
National wrestlers will compete in the Danshig Naadam wrestling tournament. The audience will also be able to watch archery and anklebone shooting tournaments.