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Residents of Yakutia celebrate the main Yakut holiday
In Yakutia is now celebrating the most important Yakut holiday - Ysyakh olonkho. In the holiday began 20 June ceremony in the sacred for the Yakut people the Erkenani valley. This year it is the eighth holiday.
In his welcoming speech at the opening ceremony of the Ysyakh olonkho, the acting head of the republic Yegor Borisov noted with satisfaction that the people of Yakutia are reviving the age-old traditions of the Ysyakh olonkho and transferring the knowledge accumulated over millennia to the younger generation: “From the moment when the epic of the Sakha olonkho people was recognized as a masterpiece the oral and intangible cultural heritage of mankind, work continues on its preservation, study and dissemination. " He also added that he signed the Decree "On the announcement of the second Decade of olonkho in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)" for 2016-2025.
The Yakut Ysyakh is the most important holiday in Yakutia, it is associated with the cult of solar deities and fertility. The word ysyakh means "abundance." Once Ysyakh was celebrated on the day of the summer solstice - June 22, however, after the Great Patriotic War, the start date of which coincided with the holiday, the inhabitants of Yakutia decided, for moral and ethical reasons, to move away from observing the tradition and began to hold Ysyakh between June 10 and June 25 ...