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12.07.2016 “Sabantui” Holiday Celebration in Khabarovsk

July 10, Khabarovsk citizens celebrated the Tatar national holiday “Sabantui”.

The holiday has been celebrated since ancient times by Turkic people and is confined to the end of field work.

Visitors gathered at Lenin Stadium to enjoy different amusements, like national cuisine degustation, Tatar belt wrestling «Koresh», performance of the Kazan vocal quartet “Yamle”, dancing, and thematic photo zones.

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