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Holidays in Mongolia

Mongolia is a Buddhist country, thus many of its traditional holidays derive from religious culture. Many traditional festivals and holidays, such as Lunar New Year and Naadam Holiday, are still observed.

2021 Public Holidays in Mongolia

Name Date in 2021 (other years) Details
New Year’s Day January 1st
Lunar New Year February 16th – 18th
(first three days of the lunar year)
Lunar New Year, also called Tsagaan Sar (White Moon), is the biggest holiday in Mongolia. The date usually falls between the end of January and the middle of February.
Date of establishment of the Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party March 1st he Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party was established on March 1st, 1921.
International Women's Day March 8th
Army Day March 18th
International Labor Day May 1st
Children’s Day June 1st
Naadam Holiday July 11st – July 15th Naadam is a traditional holiday dating back centuries. Three sports are convened - wrestling, horse racing and archery. It is one of the biggest holidays in Mongolia.
Genghis Khan's Birthday November 1st This has been a public holiday since 2012. The date is based on the Gregorian Calendar, and usually falls in early November.
Republic Day November 26th The People’s Republic of Mongolia was founded on November 26th, 1924. This festival commemorates that.
Independence Day December 29th Independence Day celebrates Mongolia’s independence on December 29th, 1911.

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