Sabantuy is a national Muslim holiday of the Bashkir and Tatar people. A holiday is known not only in Russia, but also far beyond its borders.
For his many centuries of history, Sabantuy has acquired a huge number of fans, so he can be boldly called the people's.
The word "Sabantuy" is translated from the Turkic languageAs a "holiday plow", a holiday is held before haymaking, after the completion of sowing works. In different cities and villages the Sabantuy celebration period differs, the terms can vary from the end of May to the end of June. Sabantui praises the work of a farmer and nature. The holiday turns out to be very cheerful and can last from three to five days. It starts all early in the morning, at this time the children together with adults go to neighboring houses, collect sweets and painted eggs.
After that on the main square are arrangedInteresting entertainment, as well as games with collected eggs. During the fun, women prepare an unusual porridge, which is called "the whole world." In the common pot put food, which brought to Sabantuy with the residents of the surrounding area. Among the most common fun should be noted: jumping in bags, fighting with bags on a log, dragging water on the rocker arms, jumping in length, catching a mouth with a pelvis with milk of a coin, climbing a towel on a slippery pillar waxed with oil, as well as breaking clay pots with knots Eyes.
All of the above games are justentertainment. The most important events at Sabantuy are horse races, national wrestling kurash. Men struggle during the struggle shoulder to shoulder and wrapped towels each other, trying to pull the opponent. Wrestlers require a lot of cunning, dexterity and strength, there is a fight by strict rules. The most experienced and respected elders-elders observe this contest, and they even win the most powerful participant. The winner, or in another way batyr, receives as a gift just fattened on Sabantuya fat ram.
With the received prize on the shoulders of the winnerMakes a circle of honor, then swing it with all the maidan. After the departure of the batyr, the entire Maydan disperse. The cart with the hero leaves for the village street, ringing bells, universal elation begins. The winner is all smiling and waving his arms, because he is now the most famous person in the whole district (until next year). All participants go home with guests to celebrate Sabantuy at the festive table.