Mongolia Nadaam Games Competition Half Time Break

Mongolia Nadaam Games Competition Half Time

 

You know what half time means, a break from the action. And the Mongolia Nadaam Games can compete with any sports half time around the world.

Break Drink Consume Share Relax

It is a time to refresh, chat up old friends, allies and acquaintances. Then, head out to catch a snack before the rest of the day’s performance absorbs your interest. In Mongolia, rich with tradition, half time festivities are not unlike those enjoyed by sports fans in the rest of the world:

Refresh with beverages – just as westerners head to the beer stalls, Mongolians are apt to head for a beer too but they also bring out the traditional national beverage, Airag, fermented mare’s milk.

Laid back camaraderie – the summer sun is intense, the competition fierce and at half time everyone wants to talk about the new competitors and whether the old standbys will keep their medals.

Family – Another Mongolia Nadaam Games tradition is to herd up in family gatherings, reacquaint over food, open- air picnic style with mini barbeques are favoured.

Horses – there is not much that happens at the Nadaam Games without horses involved or nearby. For many folk, young and old, hopping on a steed and taking off for a lunch break is just the way life is.

For more on Mongolia Nadaam Games see also:

Mongolian Kids, Nadaam Games

Mongolia Nadaam Festival Elder Spectators

Mongolia Nadaam Excitement

Mongolian Horse Race Warm Up

Mongolian photography outdoors
Mongolian Nadaam Games Half Time                  ©heather simonds

 

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Mongolian Family Riding Horses                 ©heather simonds

 

Mongolian photography outdoors
Mongolian Nadaam Games Half Time Smoke          ©heather simonds

 

Mongolian photography outdoors
Mongolian Boys Riding Horses                    ©heather simonds

 

Mongolian photography outdoors
Mongolian Nadaam Games Half Time Pondering                ©heather simonds

 

Mongolian photography outdoors
Mongolian Boys Riding Horses                   ©heather simonds

 

Mongolian photography outdoors
Mongolian Nadaam Games Half Time                ©heather simonds

 

Mongolian photography outdoors
Mongolian Nadaam Games Half Time Peek                ©heather simonds

 

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