SAKULE, Serbia, March 26 (Xinhua) -- Donkeys are stubborn and hard to control, but people in the Serbian village of Sakule are famous for engaging in unusual riding on these slow and highly unreliable animals, and such a race was held here on Saturday for the 20th time.
Once a year in the beginning of spring, sheep breeders from the Serbian village of Sakule, 50 km northeast of Belgrade nike cortez uomo saldi , gather to remind themselves on the old shepherd traditions at the "Shepherds' Day" annual festival, where the key event is the Donkey Race, accompanied by sheep exhibition, cultural programs, mutton stew cooking competition, and a piglet chase.
Hundreds of visitors from Sakule and neighboring villages from the Banat region of Serbian northern Vojvodina province rounded up this year at an improvised racing field to watch as participants struggle to calm down their donkeys on the start line.
For them it is more of a popular amusement, than a real race nike cortez classic saldi , but many are also passionately cheering for their favorites. The track is some 100 meters long but for a donkey race it is a lot, as these animals are hard to control, slow and easily wander off from the course.
"Can we whip them?" a boy asks the judge prior to the first race.