The traditional dress of the Mongols has a rich history spanning many centuries. It is closely connected with the Mongolian way of life, the climate and the country. The Mongolian deel is a robe-like garment that has no pockets. The deel is worn with a thin silk sash several yards long tightly wound around the waist. Mongolian National Costume is a bright example of culture that introduces foreign guests and tourists to the marvels of national costumes and folk performances in the country. The festival will take place at Chinggis Square, Ulaanbaatar city
During the festival you will experience customs of various Mongolian minorities as well as view dances including Tsam and hear national music plus huumii, the throat singing.
Deel's are the National dress costume of Mongolia. They are traditionally made from a mixture of silks, textiles and sheep skins that are decorated with embellishments.
There are 29 ethnic groups currently living in Mongolia and each has its own style of deel, distinguishable by cut, color and decoration. The different tribal costumes may be obvious to Mongolian nationals but tend to go unnoticed by western visitors. Deels are tailored to be comfortable and practical, taking into account occupation, gender, location and of course the time of year. You may also notice that the deels of married women are far more extravagantly decorated than those of their single counterparts.
Organizer: Ulaanbaatar City Tourism Department , Mongolian Tourism Association
Date: Every year in July (10th or 14th day)
Venue: Chinggis Square, Ulaanbaatar city
Ticket price: Free
Festival Programs: (Mongolians in Deel 2016)
18:00- 19:00 Opening Ceremony
19:00- 20:00 Parade of participants dressed in national costumes
20:00- 21:00 Ceremony of the Nine White Banners
22:00- 23:00 “Three Dramatic Characters” Opera
Mongolian Costume National runway
Contest of best dressed couple (in Mongolian national costume)
Contest of best dressed foreigner (in Mongolian national costume)
Contest of public dance and Best Dancing Couple
Closing ceremony-Award ceremony (Most actively participated organizations, most actively participated and well organized district )
During the festival many other cultural events such as exhibitions of national dress, souvenir and other cultural promotion are organized.