Naadam commemorates the 102nd anniversary of the Mongolian Revolution, the 817th anniversary of the Mongol Empire and the 2,232nd anniversary of the Hunnu Empire.
For Naadam, horses race long distance across the open steppe. Horses are categorized by age, while jockeys are children who ride bareback.
Monoglia's tradition of archery has shaped world history, allowing Genghis Khan to conquer the world. The National Naadam Festival features both men's and women's competitions at the National Archery Field next to Ulaanbaatar's Naadam Stadium.
In the tradition-rich game of anklebone shooting, competitors fling a domino-like bullet, trying to knock down a row of sheep anklebones.