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10:55 | May 28 | 2014

Khabarovsk held Ysyakh


The Permanent Mission of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) in the Far Eastern Federal District, with the support of the Government of Khabarovsk Krai, Khabarovsk Krai Peoples Assembly, held a traditional holiday Ysyakh 2014 at the Voronezh tourist complex on May 24.

Ysyakh is a Yakut traditional holiday, meeting of summer and the awakening of nature, the holiday of the human spirit and the unity of people. This ritual celebration gathers almost all the people rejoicing the end of winter, the onset of summer and the birth of new life.

In 2014, for the purpose of bringing ethnic associations together and exchanging experiences, ideas and technology to strengthen ethnic and cultural ties, it was decided to hold Ysyakh as a   multicultural celebration of the unity of peoples of Khabarovsk Krai. All national associations participated as full participants.

NGO Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North of Khabarovsk Krai took an active part in the event. Representatives from Arka, Okhotsk region, Sikachi-Alyan, Khabarovsk region, and the city of Khabarovsk presented to the jury and spectators their traditional arts and crafts, decorated their exhibit space, treated them to the traditional food. Their efforts were noted with the nomination "For original design of the site" and "Best item of arts and crafts".

The participation of indigenous peoples of the North in such events gives an opportunity to the  Khabarovsk Krai population to learn more about the traditions and culture of indigenous peoples of their land.

I. Passar, staff reporter