Students from Inner Mongolia University (IMU) dance in traditional Mongolian clothing at the opening ceremony for the Nadam held on IMU’s north campus in Hohhot, capital of North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region, on Sept 22. [Photo/imu.edu.cn]
A Nadam kicked off on Inner Mongolia University’s (IMU) north campus in Hohhot, capital of North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region, on Sept 22 in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
At the opening ceremony, IMU students gave traditional performances to showcase traditional Mongolian culture. During the one-day event, more than 400 young students participated in traditional competitions.
IMU teachers and students try out traditional Mongolian food made from dairy on Sept 22. [Photo/imu.edu.cn]
In addition to the regular Nadam competitions, this year’s event also featured experience activities and exhibitions of traditional culture. Organizers set up zones next to areas reserved for traditional competitions and invited specialists to explain the origins and rules of the competitions. Mongolian yurts were also built so people could experience traditional tea culture. More than 3,000 teachers and students have tried traditional Mongolian dairy products, such as milk tea and yogurt, at the event.