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Though other countries do not have any reasons to admire the notorious world conqueror, the Nomads gratefully commemorate the cunning leader for the foundation of the huge Mongolian Empire through a solemn horseback procession. The pompous ceremony looks stunning on a snow-covered background: the soldiers are dressed in colourful costumes, and the horses themselves are gorgeous contrasting with the white. Nine front riders sit atop light-coloured horses and carry iconic Mongolian banners made of horse hair. All the rest follow them on chestnut brown racers. The parade winds its way from the Government House to Genghis Square, which hosts a series of performances held in honour of the Khan. The spectacles are observed on November 12th, the day when Genghis Khaan was born.