Ysyakh - a wonderful summer holiday of unity of the Sakha people! Ysyakh is an official day of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) is June 21. However, in the territory of Yakutia the holiday is celebrated during whole month. In Yakutsk, the capital of the republic, Ysyakh is celebrated on the last weekend of the month. In 2013, the city Ysyakh will be held June 28-30.
Ysyakh (yakut. Yhyah, read in Russian [yseh]) - the celebration of the summer. Is a spring-summer celebration in honor of the deities Aiyy and the rebirth of nature, accompanied by ritual prayers, plentiful refreshments and kumysopitiem, dances, folk games, and horse races. The national holiday, which marks the completion of "Dyl" (last year) and the beginning of a new "Syl" (New Year), the completion of the annual economic cycle. - Wikipedia
Photos below are taken in 2012 on the day of the establishment of the Guinness Record for the most massive circular dance, in what is the culture of the Sakha people is osuokhay. In the record for the number of dance was attended by 15293 people in national costumes.
![Ysyakh 2013(http://yakutiaphoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/ysyakh2012/DSC_0381.jpg "Ysyakh 2013")
This a translation of the Russian article
Information about Yhyakh on Wikipedia
Photography: Bolot Bochkarev