Annual Naadam Festival in Bulgam. Mongolia.
The Naadam Festival is the biggest event of the Mongolian year! Naadam, which means "games", is celebrated in every town and village across the country. Men are often dressed in elegant dels with huge belts around their waists, many with handsome felt cowboy and fedora hats, and Mongol, and Russian boots. Anticipation is ripe in the air, and many a bet has been placed. A man's prestige is on the line, reflected in the speed of his horse, his agility and strength to hold his ground, and his precision with the bow and arrow. Old women still dress in dels but the young get dressed in their sexiest most revealing summer clothes--tight shorts, low cut blouses, lipstick and high heels as Naadam is a place to be seen. Annual Naadam Festival in Bulgam. Mongolia.