Ethnography

Sabantui Festival in Bashkortostan

Sabantuy is one of the oldest agricultural folk festivals of the people from the Kama region - located primarily in Bashkortostan and Tartarstan. It is known as the “celebration of the plough” and first appeared in pagan times. As people in those times depended heavily on the gods, the holiday’s main purpose was to win the favour of the many gods and spirits of nature. RTG TV host Irina Pudova completely emerged herself in the Sabantuy festival; she tasted original and delicious food from the region, learned the secrets to making kumis (a fermented dairy drink) and took part in various competitions.

Director Mariya Smelkova

Presenter Irina Pudova

Year 2011

Duration 00:26:31

Director Mariya Smelkova

Presenter Irina Pudova

Sabantuy is one of the oldest agricultural folk festivals of the people from the Kama region - located primarily in Bashkortostan and Tartarstan. It is known as the “celebration of the plough” and first appeared in pagan times. As people in those times depended heavily on the gods, the holiday’s main purpose was to win the favour of the many gods and spirits of nature. RTG TV host Irina Pudova completely emerged herself in the Sabantuy festival; she tasted original and delicious food from the region, learned the secrets to making kumis (a fermented dairy drink) and took part in various competitions.

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