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Yakutia Ysyakh (Yakut New Year)

sakha yakutia - саха якутия

ysyakh festivities - yakut new year

If you are traveling in June, do not miss Ysyakh – the major Yakut folk festival held right after the summer solstice (June 21,22 or 23). The biggest celebrations take place in the village of Zhetai just 20 km north of Yakutsk. The event is filled with Yakut culture: costumes, dances, rites and rituals, food, paintings, official speeches , etc. A must see event if you are in Yakutsk at this time.

 


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