Spiritual & National Roots of Mongolia’s Naadam Festival

Spiritual & National Roots of Mongolia’s Naadam Festival

Mongolia’s colorful Naadam Festival in July is an annual celebration of athletic prowess, strength, and stamina dating to the times of warrior Genghis Khan. Beyond a joyful celebration, Naadam is rooted in shamanism and Buddhism, and now reflects a Mongolian national revival of cultural identity. Read More



Naadam Festival: Mongolia’s Ancient Games

Naadam Festival: Mongolia’s Ancient Games

Colorful traditions and fiercely competitive games of the 111-year-old Naadam Festival draw thousands worldwide each July to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Rooted in athletic challenges of Genghis Khan warriors, even today Mongolia's best are still tested in wrestling, archery, and horse-riding. Read More