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2023 International Ethnosports Festival


July 18, 2023

2023 히바국제전통스포츠축제 홍보자료_1.jpgBackground of the event

Implementation of the "Plans for the Promotion and Development of National Sports" project in Uzbekistan Presidential Decree No. PD-259 on May 25, 2022,
To promote and popularize Uzbek sports and folk games (Ethnosports), we intend to extensively engage children and teenagers, strengthen international relations, and contribute to the revitalization of Uzbek tourism in Uzbekistan

Festival Overview

  - Event name : International Ethnosports Festival International Ethnosports Festival *Decided to be held every two years
  - Period : For 4 days from September 7, 2023 (Thursday) to 10 (Sunday)
  - Place : Ichan Kala Cultural Complex in Horism Province, Hiba Province, Uzbekistan *UNESCO World Heritage/Silk Road Oasis City Center
  - Scale : Target of 1,500 people in 65 countries * Senior 250 (Minister, Vice Minister, President of the National Sports Association, etc.) Executives and 1,250 athletes
  - Host/Organized : Ministry of Youth Policy and Sports in Uzbekistan

Key Schedule
  - September 7 (Thu): Interview with delegates, check-in of accommodation
  - September 8 (Fri) 08:00 to 09:00: Parade (from Hiba Train Station to "Lee Chan-Kala")
                      09:00-17:00 : Event
                      14:00-20:00: Exhibitions, performances, and events
                      17:00: Opening Ceremony
  - September 9 (Sat) 09:00 to 19:00: Exhibitions, performances, and events
                      19:00-22:00: Closing Ceremony
  - September 10 (Sun): Delegates and overseas participants leave the country

Major program
  - (Popular culture and arts performance and exhibition): tightrope walking, wedding customs, Korean traditional music (macom), dance, literature, etc
  - (Exhibition of handicrafts): Paper making, fabric making, ceramics, woodworking, etc
  - (Woodsbeck Sports 12)
    : Kurash, Strongman Games, Uzbek martial arts, Uzbek jangsanati (mute), mas wrestling, falconing, archery, equestrian racing, horse wrestling, horse archery, etc. Demonstrations and games *World Championship 2, International Tournament 9
  - (Uzbek Folklore 8)
    : Demonstrations of folk games such as tag, tug-of-war, and chicken fight (shoulder pushing) *More than 200 teenagers participate
  - (Uzbek Food and Melon Festival)
    : a cooking contest, a melon exhibition

Benefits for overseas participating teams
  : Accommodation, meals, and local transportation (Tashkent Airport ⇌Hiba) *Depending on protocol targets, hotels, restaurants, and transportation will vary