Baotou’s kids embrace Mongolian traditions

2019-11-22 17:47   Baotou China  

Kids at a Baotou Mongolian Kindergarten learn about Mongolian tea ceremonies in a Mongolian yurt -- a skin or felt-covered dwelling used by local nomads -- on Nov 19. The kindergarten, established in 1958, now covers 8,573 square meters with a construction area of 6,971 sq m. The kindergarten added a Mongolian language class in September 2009, the first offered at the kindergarten level in Baotou. The kindergarten now offers 17 classes for its 520 students. [Photo/Baotou Evening News]

Kids dressed in Mongolian costumes play Mongolian chess on Nov 19. [Photo/Baotou Evening News]

Teachers dress in traditional Mongolian costumes. [Photo/Baotou Evening News]

Children demonstrate Bokh skills at Baotou Mongolian Kindergarten, Nov 19. Teachers explained the costumes and rules of the Bokh game and the children experienced the charms of the game. Bokh is Mongolian wrestling. The word Bokh means united, strong and enduring in the Mongolian language. Wrestling is one of "the three games of men" for the Mongolian ethnic group. The sport, along with horsemanship and archery, forms the basis of the competition at the region’s Nadam Fair, which is held annually in midsummer. [Photo/Baotou Evening News]

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