Khanty's Traditional Celebration
Do you think that photofinish, mess at the start line and dramatic falls near the finish are a part of the Olimpic Games and F1 races? Not at all!
I had a chance to see those things my own eyes at competitions during a celebration of reindeer breeder, hunter and fisherman.
It was a soulful celebration! It was nice to find out that this celebration becomes more popular.
2. That day we had our breakfast in a raw-hide tent. We are entering the raw-hide tent.
3. We were sitting here. An oven, which was used for cooking and warming-up, was in the center. It was warm in front of it but a little cold behind the oven.
4. We had a traditional meal, which consists of meat and dough in broth. There is no pasta or macaroni in Taiga.
5. There were a lot of kids here. All of they are studying in a local boarding school.
6. Everyone had a chance to have a ride in a reindeer sleigh.
7. A market near the central scene of the celebration. They sold clothes of fur and leather, berries, nuts, meat, souvenirs, etc. I was surprised to see raspberries here!
9. I have never seen so many deer.
10. White deer stuck out.
11. It is always nice to meet husky. Beautiful dogs!
12. I liked those dolls without faces. A doll with a face is a bad sign. They believe that the evil spirit may get into a doll with a face.
13. The central entertainment of the celebration is a race with a great prize, a snowmobile Buran. Sometimes reindeer sleigh ran into each other.
17. A mess at the hot contest.
18. This reindeer sleigh was the first, but there is no woman in it.
19. She reached the finish line later.
20. Deer saw bloggers at the finish, got afraid and stopped three meters before the finish line.
21. Happy end. Winners crossed the finish line on feet. At the picture is the second finalist.
22. Here is the owner of deer, which crossed the finish line alone.
24. The winner told us that she won the competition in the previous year as well.
28. A small tragedy at the men's finish. The winner stumbled, then...
31. I would like to thank those, who organized the celebration for the warm clothes and shoes that we got. We would not be able to make pictures without it! I would get cold in half an hour my own winter clothes, because it was windy. Those competitions were sponsored by authorities of Surgut's region.
32. A beautiful soaring of skydivers.
34. One more competition Throwing of Lasso.
36. The loop becomes wider as it falls on the ground, and this one got even me.