The Mongghul Bog Ritual
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The Bog ritual is held during the winter in Mongghul communities in order to delight local territorial deities. In 1998, the village had 760 residents, all of whom were Mongghul. Some said their ancestors were Mongols. The Bog ritual in Suobugou Village is called 'Warishida Bog'. 'Warishida' refers to a place name in the village. The event is also called 'Dige Bog' (Egg Bog) because those who participate bring boiled eggs and knock their boiled eggs against other people's eggs. The cracked egg belongs to the person whose egg did not crack. In 2009, Mongghul still observed this ritual.
This recording comes from the Mongghul Collection by Limusishiden and Jugui. The collection contains 12 videos showing various aspects of Mongghul culture in northeast Qinghai Province. The videos depict various folk practices, including song, folktales, and village rituals.