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The Sakha (Yakutia) Republic , Yakutsk

‘Ys Hatin’ sainted place.

‘Ys Hatin’ is a special sainted place for celebrate national festival ‘Ysyakh’ – the yakut traditional holiday of meeting the sun. On continuous land, there are placed many various buildings, traditional summer house conic form, ‘serge’ (tethering post). During this festival lot of people get together and not only local – many foreign tourist visit Yakutia special for see and take a part in that celebration. This festival is not just for fun there are more sacral action. For many local this festival is only one possibility in year to meet their whole family it’s connected with special climatic conditions of Yakutia. The main element of festival is ‘osuokhaiy’ – traditional yakut roundelay. People join to circle and slowly dance on sun move direction. Considered that this dance is a tribute to Mother Nature thanks for warm and sunshine which she give for people even on this short part of year.

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Address: Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Yakutsk city, ‘Ys Hatin’ place

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