Mongolia hosts Asian Folklore Championship

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Added On June 15, 2019

The first-ever Asian Championship of Folklore has kicked off in the Mongolian capital of Ulan Bator.
 
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A total of more than 1,700 domestic and foreign folklore artists, including around 50 participants from China, will be competing in five categories of folklore, such as folk songs and folk dances.
 
Speaking at the opening ceremony on Thursday, the Mongolian prime minister said his country is proud to host the first Asian Championship of Folklore.
 
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"Mongolia has organized the first-ever Asian Championship of Folklore, with the aim to boost the country's tourism sector and promote Mongolian and Asian folk art internationally. We are planning to organize this festival every year."
 
A series of activities, including an exhibition on traditional Asian handicrafts and an Asian food festival are expected to run through the week until Sunday.
The folklore championship is co-organized by the Mongolian Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports, and the Ministry of Environment and Tourism.