July 6, hundreds of Khabarovsk residents visited Bashkir-Tatar holiday “Sabantuy”, which according to tradition was held at Lenin Stadium.
Khabarovskers willingly participated in the tasting of oriental sweets, enjoyed a real Uzbek kebab and delicious pilaf straight from the cauldron. Anyone wishing took part in the entertainment program of the “Sabantuy fete.” Special success enjoyed among the townspeople, including children, contests with prizes, “Kuresh” (national belt wrestling), “Running with eggs”, “Fight bags”, “Breaking the clay pots with wooden sticks” and close Slavic Mardi Grass climbing the pole.
Unmarried girls were catching live rooster. According to ancient Tatar custom, lucky girl that catch cock necessarily marry exactly one year later.
Khabarovsk “Sabantuy” could not help but without musical accompaniment. Songs in the Tatar language, performed by artists from the Republic of Tatarstan, Dilya and Bulat Nigmatulins. Also, the Ukrainian folk choir “Green maple” and deserved national actress Zoya Borisova participated in the program
At the end of the festival, the most powerful and active participant of the event – batyr. “Hero” on holiday “Sabantuy” became Jacov Korolyov. He scored the most points in all competitions. It was his shoulders that hold the weight of a huge ram, and anew plasma TV.
Note that about a month lasted selection of contestants for the title of “Miss Sabantuy.” Those sho came to the celebration, finally learned the name of beauty-contest winner. Tatar girl Jana Gabaydlina became a winner.