Reindeer Herders Festival (Salekhard)

The Reindeer Herder’s Festival is a one-day holiday, celebrated annually in the Salekhard.

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The best time of year for the traveller to visit Salekhard is late March, in order to coincide with the Reindeer Herder festival.  This takes place each year on the frozen river Ob by Salekhard, usually on the last weekend in March.  Hundreds of Nenets travel from the surrounding taiga forest and tundra, in order to compete in reindeer sledge races and traditional activities such as reindeer lassoing.