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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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There are two kinds of important wedding ceremonies in Mongolia. One of them is the traditional wedding ceremony. The couple wears traditional clothes called "Deel". The Deel is made from cotton and silk with patterns Another one kind of the wedding ceremony is modern wedding ceremony. The groom dresses in a dark coloured suit and the bride wears a white coloured gown. The weddings are celebrated in the restaurants, the wedding palace and at home. In this picture my father is blessing us at the Wedding Palace.

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