#1Pic1Day: Camel Fighting


Camel Fighting

The Persian New Year of Naoruz is to signify the arrival of sun in north equinox, or the arrival of spring, and has been used as the day of New Year in Persian calendar since ancient time. Naoruz is usually on 21 March. The most vibrant place to celebrate Naoruz in Afghanistan is in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif. The Arab descendants there have tradition of holding camel fighting competition. Many of Afghan traditional games includes fighting, in local language is known as jang (“war”), like dog fighting, camel fighting, bird fighting, even egg fighting.

Adu Unta

Tahun baru Naoruz adalah penanda tibanya matahari di garis balik lintang utara, merupakan tahun baru dalam penanggalan Persia kuno, biasanya jatuh pada 21 Maret. Di Afghanistan, tempat paling ramai untuk merayakan Naoruz adalah di Mazar-e-Sharif. Masyarakat keturunan Arab di sana punya tradisi mengadu unta. Banyak permainan di Afghanistan yang bersifat mengadu, dalam bahasa setempat disebut jang (perang), seperti perang anjing, perang unta, perang burung, bahkan perang telur.


About Agustinus Wibowo

Agustinus is an Indonesian travel writer and travel photographer. Agustinus started a “Grand Overland Journey” in 2005 from Beijing and dreamed to reach South Africa totally by land with an optimistic budget of US$2000. His journey has taken him across Himalaya, South Asia, Afghanistan, Iran, and ex-Soviet Central Asian republics. He was stranded and stayed three years in Afghanistan until 2009. He is now a full-time writer and based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Contact: Website | More Posts

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