Golden Eagle Festival

Golden Eagle Festival

Баян-Улгий , Сагсай

The Golden Eagle Festival is an event that promotes the cultural heritage and ancient traditions of the Kazakhs, specifically the practice of eagle hunting.

Held annually since 1999, this year marks the festival's 24th anniversary. It is an opportunity to showcase the unique customs and cultural heritage of Kazakh nomads to both domestic and foreign audiences.

The tradition of eagle training and hunting is exclusive to Kazakhs and has evolved into a major tourist attraction, attracting hundreds of visitors each year.

The festival will take place on September 30th and October 1st, 2023 in the 1st bag of Bugat soum, Bayan-Ulgii aimag.

It is organized by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, the Office of the Governor of Bayan-Ulgii aimag, and the Mongolian Association of Eagle Hunters.