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Stone-Carvers Celebrate their Inofficial Holiday

Photo by Nastia Yeltseva Today is a Stone-Carver's Day, but this date is not officially marked in the calendars. It is an informal holiday which was suggested by a group of Tuvan masters on the Saryg-Khaaia mountain (Bai-Taiga district) almost ten years ago. Every September stone-carvers go to Saryg-Khaaia agalmatolite site, the only place where chonar-dash (soft stone) is purchased. The gathered stone lasts them a year till the next trip in Autumn. Selecting proper raw material is an art itself. Stone-carvers say that they see a future subject of their work at the first glance at a fancy form stone. The day on Saryg-Khaaia is full of the shuttle walks from the camp-site to the stone-deposit on the narrow mountain path. Seated by the fire at night they remember the date and congratulate each other.

Dina Oyun
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1) 05.06.2020: the 15th Lunar day of the Holy buddist Month Saka Dava (it starts on the 23th of May, end on the 21th of June), during which good deeds are multiplied. (Tuva, Buryatia, Kalmykia)

2) 06.06.2020: Pushkin Day, the Day of Russian language (Russia)

3) 12.06.2020: Day of Russia (Russia)

4) 14.06.2020: Birthday of Kind Hearts of Tuva's leader Artysh Mongush (Tuva)

5) 06.07.2020: Birthday of Dalai-Lama the 16th

6) 18.07.2020: Birthday of the Head of Tuva Sholban Kara-ool (Tuva)

7) 15.08.2020: Day of the Tuva Republic (Tuva)

8) 15.08.2020: 19th anniversary of Tuva-Online News Agency (Tuva)

9) 17.08.2020: Day of Khoomey (Tuva)

10) 01.09.2020: Day of historical memory and dignity of Tuvan volunteers perished in the World War 2, fighting together with the Soviet Union against fascism (Tuva)

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