Events and Public Holidays
Mongolia has eight legal holidays in a year, including New Year’s Day, Lunar New Year, International Women’s day, Children’s day, Naadam holiday, Republic Day, Chinggis Khaan’s birthday and Independence Day of Mongolia.
Mongolian Naadam Festival is a national holiday, and is so traditional, colorful and thrilling event, held in July, annually all over the country. Known as “three manly games” –the legendary sporting game, are horse racing, wrestling and archery, it has happened for thousands of years on Mongolian steppe since Chinggis Khaan’s period.
The Golden Eagle Festival or Eagle Festival is an annual traditional Festival of Kazakh eagle hunters in Bayan Olgii aimag, western Mongolia. This fascinating festival to bring and promote their unique heritage to their next generation to the world. The Kazakh eagle hunters catch small animals such as foxes and hares with specially trained golden eagles, showing off the skills both of the birds and their trainers.
The Danshig Naadam and Khuree Tsam festival are one of the biggest and ancient religious cultural festival of Mongolia. Originally, Danshig (Tibiten-Tenshuk) relates to the enthronement ceremony of his Holiness Zanabazar (1635-1722), the spiritual head of Mongolian Buddhism and also a direct descendant of the Great Chinggis Khan.
Mongolia has eight legal holidays in a year, including New Year’s day, Lunar New Year, International Women’s day, Children’s day, Naadam holiday, Republic Day, Chinggis Khaan’s birthday and Independence Day of Mongolia.
Tsagaan Sar is a family festival, which is celebrated on the first day of the lunar new year to put some cheer in the endless winter months and mark the beginning of spring. Tsagaan Sar is the most widely celebrated holiday and it has been celebrated in the traditional way throughout the ages. Family ties are renewed and in particular it is a time to honor the elderly.
Mongolian winter has its own beauty and specialty, offers you thrilling events to see and unique cultural activities to enjoy or attend. There are several ice and snow festivals /events are held in Mongolia during the winter time. Here are the top winter festivals which takes place in the various regions of Mongolia.
The Mongol Nomadic Show is one of the cultural shows, has been successfully organized since 2011 at the Mongol Nomadic Camp, which is located 55km away from the capital city Ulaanbaatar.
2023 list of festivals and events in Mongolia