The Children's Manly Three Games
tournament named "The 2012 Journey of 99 Little Warriors" will take place in the territory of Tsaidam sum of Arkhangai
aimag on August 05, 2012.
The tournament is being organized by “Bright Knowledge” LLC and will comprise of children’s colt racing, traditional wrestling competition and an archery tournament, where 99 children will compete in each category. The tournament also aims at advertising and introducing Mongol warriors’ costumes
from the Mongol Empire period, thus a fashion show of warriors costumes will be held in the meantime with the tournaments. Best Giingoo singer, best warrior costume and the winners of the tournaments will be awarded with books and other gifts accordingly.
Marzii Nam Sukha - the commonly used Giingoo song by Mongolians is the heart mantra of the Damdin or Khayankhyarvaa Deity, which is a calling for horses' spirit and the Deity's benevolence. According to a Legend: In ancient times, there lived a peasant boy named Giin, who had brought his Daaga (2 year old horse) named Goo to participate in the Khaan's Naadam festival. Meantime, the Khans and wealthy people despised the peasant boy and did not let him to participate in the race. Then the boy started to sing Giin-Goo very melodically, where the wealthy people were touched and decided to let the boy race. Thus, Giin-Goo is known to be sung since.
And, since then Giingoo is a song performed by jockey children before the race, the jockey children
sing the Giingoo while riding the race horses for short walks in order to excite the spirit of the horses for the upcoming race.