In Nardugan holiday, when it was the shortest day and the Sun – Tengre according to the believes of ancient Turkic people went far away, people prayed and asked the Supreme Deity to come back soon. Thus Nardugan was Tengrian holiday devoted to birth and awaking of the Sun – Tengre. To Tengre like to the spirits of ancestors people devoted their praying and sacrifice. The holiday customs (pouring with Nardugan water, making a fire on the hill and others) testified the connection of the holiday with the Sun cult. Nardugan celebration should promote the main problem of nation life – they wished to receive good harvest and to awake nature and life on the whole. Today Nardugan merged with the New Year holiday according to the civil calendar. It preserved the traditional elements and came to Tatar people life as theatrical performance, custom peculiarities of the performance are widely used in artistic practice.
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