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Costumes and celebrations: July

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Mongolian wedding celebrations

I'm from Mongolia. My name is Erdenesuvd Enhkhtaivan. The traditional costume of the Mongols has a rich history spanning many centuries. The costumes are used in different situations, for example: somebody rides on horseback over the steppe, or he dances at a national festival. The conditions of climate influence on the kind of dress, with different costumes for the seasons of the year.
This picture is of my father and brother on my wedding day. My home is behind them: we call our traditional dwelling place a Ger. My father and brother are dressed our traditional clothes too.

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In the Wedding Palace. The young woman is blessing us and singing. She's dressing Mongolian costume

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