0712 GMT May 27, 2022
The 27th Cultural and Sports Festival of Qarah Qayah Nomads was held in the northwestern Iranian province of East Azarbaijan on Friday.
The festival is held every year on the occasion of the spring migration of Kaleybar nomads, eachto.ir reported.
In the Sports Section, competitions include horseback riding, archery, arm-wrestling, beach volleyball, tug of war and wrestling, while traditional and local performances are parts of Cultural Section.
The festival is highly admired by the people of Azarbaijan, as the participants play an important role in performing local rituals and attending with traditional clothes, which are part of the intangible heritage of Iran.
Due to the spread of the coronavirus and the standard operating procedure of the Health Ministry of Iran, the festival was suspended for two years.