Culture of Mongolia
The indigenous people of Mongolia have always been nomads. This fact, as well as the proximity of China and Tibet form the basis of Mongolian culture, the main feature of which is the identity and the special uniqueness.
Traditions and customs
The Mongols are quite separate imagelife, and because until today preserved many ancient traditions and customs. Living in the country believe in omens, still give small children strange "impersonal" names and cajole spirits sacrifices in the form of a handful of rice.
Their holidays - this is the competition in the ability to stay in the saddle and shoot straight from the bow, and the most important among them - White month - similar to the New Year and is the most respected and family.
Mongolians are playing checkers and chess, often aboutand without satisfied sports outdoors. They have developed a cult of worship of parents and elders, and the strength of attachment to his native land makes young people to remain living at home, or to return there after obtaining education.
Even in today's culture of Mongolia remainedtraditional yurt - dwelling made of felt. The yurts and now lives an overwhelming number of people in the country even in the capital. It is in the tent, you can feel the special charm of Mongolian cuisine, for which products give their animals. Meat and milk are also not quite usual: more popular and accessible to all Mongolian mutton and yak meat and milk - mare's milk, whipped cream from camel's milk or mare's milk.
The Secret History of the Mongols
That's called the oldest literarya monument in the culture of Mongolia - the epic 1240, which preserved samples of poetry and more ancient times. Other examples of literature tell us about Mongolian customs, tell the reader about native land and mother.
The history and culture of Mongolia is well tracedand in the fine arts. The Mongols have long been produced tanks - rolls of silk or cotton, which with the help of adhesive paints depicting religious scenes. Technique tanks came to Mongolia to Tibet and work created in accordance with Buddhist concepts and designed for meditation.
Old Mongolian writing system originated manycenturies ago. Epigraphic scholars believe Genghis stone, the appearance of which dates from the beginning of the XIII century. It is the oldest sample of written language "Mongol bichig", and the inscription on it dedicated to the nephew of the great Genghis Khan.