Опубликовано: 29 June 2019 16:57

Summer festival Sabantuy in Izhevsk


On June 29, a national holiday of the Tatar and Bashkir people Sabantuy was held in Izhevsk. Representatives of various nations participated in it, and the opening of the event was dedicated to the hard work of the farmers, the traditions of good neighborliness, the glorious history of Izhevsk and Russia, as well as the 100th anniversary of the great gunsmith Mikhail Kalashnikov.

Anastasia Mutalenko, Deputy Chairman of the Udmurt Republic, Denis Loginov, Acting Head of the City of Izhevsk, Ramil Gaynullin, Head of the Leninskiy district Administration, Rais Minnikhanov, Head of the Sabinsky District of the Republic of Tatarstan, Ilsur Minnomullin, Chairman of the Tatar Public Center of the Udmurt Republic, Ramziya Tatarstan, Ilsur Minnomullin, Chairman of the Tatar Public Center of the Udmurt Republic, Ramziya Gabbasova, Chairman of the Regional National-Cultural Autonomy of the Tatars of the Udmurt Republic.

“Sabantuy is a celebration of courage, strength, great friendship, peace and harmony of all people living in the Udmurt Republic,” said Anastasia Mutalenko.

Denis Loginov said, “Today, Sabantuy is being celebrated in Izhevsk, and Gerber is being celebrated in Igrinskiy District. All these holidays unite people of different ages, different nationalities, and different religions. This is evidence that we are all together.”

The arena of numerous competitions and games unfolded on the territory of the sports complex to demonstrate different skills, and simply entertain the guests of the holiday. People witnessed the national fight ‘Keresh’, fights of strong men competing in lifting weights, battles on a log with sacks. Sabantuy wouldn’t be complete without the most important and most spectacular competition – horse races, in which riders from Yakshur-Bodia, Grahov, Alnashi, Agryz and Elabuga districts participated. All winners of the competition were awarded prizes from sponsors.

For the guests of the holiday, there were trade fairs and children's attractions, a large creative programme was also prepared: performances by creative groups from Izhevsk, Sabinsky District of the Republic of Tatarstan, and a concert by the Honored Artist of the Republic of Tatarstan Vadim Zakharov.

Note

Sabantuy is traditionally held at the initiative of the Regional National-Cultural Autonomy of the Tatars of the Udmurt Republic, the Tatar Public Center of the Udmurt Republic, the Union of Tatar Youth of the Udmurt Republic ‘Iman’ with the support of the Ministry of National Policy of the Udmurt Republic, the House of Friendship of Nations of the Udmurt Republic and the Izhevsk City Administration. 




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