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Tun Pairam — the feast of the Great Milk — was celebrated in Khakassia

Press Release   •   Jul 02, 2013 12:53 EEST

The Republic of Khakassia welcomed a republican national holiday “Tun Pairam”. More than thirty thousand people — citizens of the Republic, participants and guests of III International Forum “Historico-Cultural Heritage as a Source of Socio-Cultural Development” — gathered at Sagay Valley in Askiz District of Khakassia.
The “Tun Pairam” Khakassian folk feast was revived 30 years ago, this year it consisted of nine holiday sites. Sagay Valley held theatrical performances, spectacular ceremonies, competitions and exhibitions of decorative and applied art. Concert performances presented the artists of Khakassia, Khakassian pop song contest, and the creative teams of ethno-cultural centers of native minorities of Russia.
In addition, there were held the “Alyp Hys” national beauty and the “Kӱstigler”epic warrior contests and “Chiis pairamy” (“Table of Plenty”) ethnic cuisine tasting. The participants of sport playground showed their strength, agility and endurance in the competition in national sports, “Kӱres” wrestling and archery. Equestrian Competitions were the most spectacular.
“Tun Pairam” is a holiday that unites all the people of Khakassia. The feast of the “Great Milk” (“First Airan”) allows to most vividly imagine the national culture of the native people of the region. Today we believe that it is the most important festival after Victory Day,” — said Viktor Zimin, acting Head of the Republic of Khakassia.
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The republican “Tun Pairam” feast was held as part of the III International Forum “Historico-Cultural Heritage as a Source of Socio-Cultural Development”. The Forum is declared as a federal discussion platform and is held under the aegis of UNESCO in Republic of Khakassia on June 26-30, 2013. The conveners of the forum are Government of Russian Federation and Government of Republic of Khakassia. Official website of the Forum — www.форум-хакасия.рф/http://www.forum-khakasia.ru
For more information please refer: phone +7-983-507-42-25, Julia Kirsanova, +7-902-943-23-29, Rinat Khabibulin, Press Center of the Forum.