In Mongolia, the yak plays an important part in supporting local livelihoods. Yaks are used to transport people and cargo, warm clothes are made from their wool, their milk, and meat provides food, and even their dung is used for fuel. While yaks are dependable domesticated animal, they are also surprisingly fast runner, especially in sprints. In Mongolia, yaks races are popular form of local entertainment.
The Yaks Festival is one of the most important festivals in Mongolia. It’s held each year on the 23rd of July, in Orkhon Valley, in Bat Ulzii, province of Ovorkhangai.