The festival of Sabantuy was originally celebrated by Tatars. Celebration of this summer festival can be traced to as early as 921. It's believed, that traditional songs and other customs of the festival had a religious character.
Later with the spread of Islam among Tatars and Bashkirs and Christianity among Chuvashs, the festival became a secular holiday. The festival was recognized on a national level by the Soviet authorities.
There are various traditions of Sabantuy. One of the most distinctive men element of celebration of the festival, is sports competitions (wrestling, horse racing, pillar-climbing, race-in-sack etc). Children of the village are treated with a ritual porridge, that is cooked on the eve of Sabantuy. During the last years, celebration of Sabantuy also became associated with folk and pop music festivals.Remind me with Google Calendar
- Cultural Observances, Folk Festivals
- сабантуй, сабантуй в азербайджане, праздники азербайджана, культурные праздники, культура азербайджана