Persian New Year Celebration in Afghanistan celebrated with a traditional camel race or duel.
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Camel animal life in Afghanistan was not easy. In addition to being a means of transportation on a path filled with land mines, the camel must pass an annual tradition: Duel Camel.
As an animal fighting event in other countries, camel duel arena is always filled with spectators who came from across Afghanistan, even from abroad. They gathered in the area of Mazar-e-Sharif, the place where the duel is common camel held. There are simply watching, there also come with the intention of gambling.
Persian New Year, which has been celebrated during the last 3,000 years, is a celebration of the most respected in the region of Persia, which includes the countries of Iran, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Turkey, China, western and northern Iraq. Celebration begins every March 21 (dailymail.co.uk).
Duel arena camel is usually preceded by an additional party that is bull duel, in which two bulls pitted while the audience is divided into two groups of gamblers shouting encouragement to each ox choice.
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The main party had been waiting for finally arrived. Two camels choice, with a height of 2 meters and weighing nearly half a ton, will fight for about 10 minutes. Both are tied to prevent mouth bite each other, or biting referee and spectators. They must fight fair use physical force to bring down the opponent, but should not be biting.
A camel was declared the winner after successfully making his opponent stumbled and could not rise again in a matter of 10. The bookmakers will gain a huge advantage. But what advantage for the winning camel? The winner will get the first opportunity to choose a female camel during the next mating season.