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Naadam is a national festival celebrated every year from 11 to 13 July across Mongolia that focuses on three traditional games: horseracing, wrestling and archery. Mongolian Naadam is inseparably connected to the nomadic civilization of the Mongols, who have long practiced pastoralism on Central Asia's vast steppe.(  The jockeys in the race are between around 7 and 13 years of age. The young jockeys trot to the starting line 16kms way and then race back towards the waiting adults.