Reindeer Herders Day, Yamal
Across the Russian Federation, April marks the month when ‘Reindeer Herders Day’ is celebrated, and nowhere is it a more elaborate and large celebration than in Yamal.
The events across the region are generously sponsored by Gazprom and its subsidiaries, and feature reindeer races, traditional sporting events and a marketplace. Of course they are major social occasions also, as herders and their families from around the region get a chance to meet up.
Best reindeer racer on the day? Win a snowmobile!
See a series of photos from the events on Yamal here on the Gazprom site.