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10.07.2014 “Sabantui” Tatar Holiday in Khabarovsk

The Tatar Holiday “Sabantui” took place in Khabarovsk on July 6.

It was the 10th time for the holiday to be celebrated in Khabarovsk.

Visitors were offered different amusements, like Tatar belt wrestling «Koresh», national cuisine degustation, dancing and so on. At the end of the celebration, the strongest Koresh wrestler was chosen.

“Sabantui” is an important national holiday for Tatar, Bashkir and Chuvash people leaving in Russia.

The Tatars is the third largest multi-ethnic group in Russia.  The Tatar population in Russia reaches about 5554000 people, which is 3, 83% of the total population. The Bashkir people, leaving in Russia make up 1585000 people. About 21 thousand representatives of Tatar nationality (1, 46% of the territory population) and 1500 Bashkir people (0, 10%) leave in Khabarovsky Krai.