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Annual Reindeer Herder’s Day in Iengra (Yakutia)

March 6, 2017 • Alena Gerasimova

Traditional reindeer herding holiday, which is called Uktyvun in Evenki,  started on the 1st of March in the village of Iengra, Neryunrinsky District of Yakutia. Indigenous representatives from all the reindeer herding family communities, who spend most of the year with their herds in the taiga, came to the village to celebrate. 

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