Welcome to Mongolia, in this journey through the Mongolian Public Holidays, we invite you to step into the heart of Mongolia’s rich cultural tapestry, where every holiday paints a unique stroke on the canvas of the nation’s identity.

Mongolian Public Holidays Calendar 2023

1 JanSundayNew Year’s Day
21 Feb to 23 FebTuesday to ThursdayTsagaan Sar or Lunar New Year
8 MarWednesdayInternational Women’s Day
1 JunThursdayChildren’s Day
4 JunSundayBuddha Day
11 Jul to 15 JulTuesday to SaturdayNaadam Holiday
14 NovTuesdayGenghis Khan’s Birthday
26 NovSundayRepublic Day
29 DecFridayIndependence Day

New Year’s Day (1 Jan – Sunday): The year kicks off with a bang as Mongolians celebrate New Year’s Day. The festivities begin on the 31st of December with special dinners and champagne. As the clock strikes midnight, families across Mongolia pop open champagne bottles, marking the occasion with joy and anticipation for the year ahead.

Tsagaan Sar or Lunar New Year (21 Feb to 23 Feb – Tuesday to Thursday): Step into the Lunar New Year festivities from February 21st to 23rd, a time when traditional family gatherings take center stage. This celebration is a beautiful blend of honoring the elderly and connecting with relatives, adding a deep sense of cultural richness to the holiday season.

Mongolian Public Holiday Tsagaan Sar or Lunar New Year

International Women’s Day (8 Mar – Wednesday): On March 8th, Mongolia celebrates International Women’s Day, a day dedicated to recognizing and appreciating the contributions of women. It’s a time to show gratitude and celebrate the achievements of the remarkable women in Mongolian society.

Children’s Day (1 Jun – Thursday): June 1st is Children’s Day, a day dedicated to the youngest members of Mongolian society. Expect joyous celebrations and events that highlight the importance of childhood and the well-being of the younger generation.

Mongolian Public Holiday Children's Day

Buddha Day (4 Jun – Sunday): Immerse yourself in the spiritual atmosphere of Buddha Day on June 4th. It’s a time for reflection and tranquility as Mongolia pays homage to Buddha, fostering a sense of inner peace and enlightenment.

Mongolian Public Holiday Buddha Day

Naadam Holiday (11 Jul to 15 Jul – Tuesday to Saturday): From July 11th to 13th, experience the grandeur of Naadam, Mongolia’s largest and most exciting event of the year. Embark on our Naadam Festival Short-term Tour to witness the dazzling display of horse racing, wrestling, and archery. For an extended adventure, explore the Naadam Festival with a captivating journey through the Gobi Desert, joining us in these unforgettable experiences!

Mongolian Public Holidays Naadam Holiday

Genghis Khan’s Birthday (14 Nov – Tuesday): On November 14th, honors the legacy of Genghis Khan on his birthday, marked as the 1st day of the 1st winter month on the Mongolian Lunar Calendar. Join in the flag-raising ceremony with a military parade, celebrating Mongolia’s rich history.

Mongolian Public Holidays Genghis Khan’s Birthday

Republic Day (26 Nov – Sunday): November 26th commemorates the establishment of the Mongolian People’s Republic in 1924. Republic Day is a time to reflect on Mongolia’s journey to independence and appreciate the strides made as a sovereign nation.

Independence Day (29 Dec – Friday): Wrap up the year with Independence Day on December 29th, marking the declaration of Mongolia’s independence after the collapse of the Qing Dynasty. Join in the celebrations that reflect the resilience and spirit of the Mongolian people.

As we unfold the pages of Mongolia’s festive odyssey, get ready to embark on an immersive experience with our Naadam Festival Short-term Tour. Dive headfirst into the vibrant festivities that define Mongolia’s cultural celebration, where the air is filled with the excitement of horse racing, wrestling, and archery – the three pillars of Naadam.

Embark with us on a cultural odyssey, where every celebration is a chapter in the epic tale of Mongolia’s heritage. Happy adventuring!

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