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Naadam Festival 2023

Updated: Nov 19, 2023

Amazing Mongolian Naadam Festival 2023

Amazing Naadam Festival
Amazing Naadam Festival

To commemorate significant milestones such as the 2232nd anniversary of the Mongolian state, the 817th anniversary of the establishment of Great Mongolia, the 102nd anniversary of the People's Revolution, and the National Day Festival, the opening and closing performances of the festival will be conducted under the direction of esteemed individuals including E. Oyuun, a State Awardee, People's Actor, Writer, Translator, and Director, along with director B. Anar. In accordance with the public holidays and anniversaries law, a five-day holiday period has been designated from July 10 to 15, which will serve as a national holiday. According to the calendar, this falls on Monday, July 10, 2023. As a result, there will be a total of nine days of vacation, encompassing Saturday, July 8th to Monday, July 17th, inclusive of the holiday period. Please be informed that major markets and shopping centers will be closed during the national holidays.


Naadam Festival Program:

Monday: 10th of July 2023 - Central Stadium

07:00-11:00: Khyazaalan 4-year-old horse racing event at Khui Doloon Khudag.

08:00-22:00: Quarterfinals of the Knucklebone shooting tournament at the prestigious Knucklebone Pavilion.

08:30-14:30: First stage of the Khana Archery competition taking place at the Archery Field.

10:00-11:30: Ceremonial hoisting of the state flag at Sukhbaatar Square, in commemoration of National Flag Day.

13:00: Ceremonies to pay tribute to the Genghis Khan Statue and lay wreaths at the Sukhbaatar Statue.

14:00-16:00: Shudlen 3-year-old horse racing event at Khui Doloon Khudag.

14:30-20:30: Middle stage of the Khana Archery competition held at the Archery Field.

15:00-17:00: State Grand Honoring Concert taking place at the esteemed Cultural Palace.

19:00: Ceremony to honor the State Banner at Sukhbaatar Square.

21:00-23:00: State Grand Honoring Concert held at Sukhbaatar Square.

Tuesday: 11th of July 2023 - Central Stadium

Events at Khui Doloon Khudag - Horse racing place

Wednesday: 12th of July of 2023 - Central Stadium

Events at Khui Doloon Khudag - Horse racing place

Thursday: 13th of July 2023: Events at Khui Doloon Khudag

The National Sports Stadium of Mongolia


The National Sports Stadium of Mongolia
The National Sports Stadium of Mongolia
  • The National Sports Stadium of Mongolia, located in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, is a prominent sporting venue with significant historical significance. Established in 1958 with the assistance of China, the stadium showcases a durable construction design, incorporating reinforced concrete and brick elements. The central aspect of Tsengeldeh was completed in 1971 under the supervision of the Mongolian authorities.

  • With a seating capacity of 12,500 spectators, the stadium comprises 18 sectors, each encompassing 13 rows. The field itself spans an area of 105 meters by 68 meters, providing an expansive space for sporting events and exhibitions.

  • In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the People's Revolution in 1961, the Soyombot Column was erected in the square situated behind the institute, further enhancing the stadium's symbolic significance.

  • In 1993, the Central Stadium underwent a privatization process due to its inability to generate profits and revenue for the capital. Consequently, necessary improvements were initiated in 2014 to enhance the spectator experience. Notably, the old wooden chairs were renovated and replaced with individual seating featuring plastic backrests, offering enhanced comfort and convenience for attendees.

  • During the annual festival, the National Sport Stadium becomes a vibrant hub, attracting a multitude of people from both inside and outside the stadium, creating a lively atmosphere of celebration and festivity.

The National Sports Stadium of Mongolia
A structure of the National Sports Stadium of Mongolia

Enza Tours LLC is delighted to present the Naadam Festival 2023, a captivating and culturally rich event that showcases the vibrant traditions of Mongolia. As an esteemed tour operator, we have curated an exceptional experience for travellers seeking to immerse themselves in the essence of Mongolian heritage.

Date: July 11th, 2023

Location: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Highlights of the Naadam Festival 2023:

1. Opening Ceremony: Witness the grand inauguration of the festival, featuring a captivating display of traditional Mongolian music, dance, and ceremonial performances. Immerse yourself in the spirited atmosphere as the festival commences.

2. Three Manly Games:

- Mongolian Wrestling: Marvel at the strength and skill of Mongolian wrestlers as they compete in this ancient tradition. Experience the excitement as they showcase their prowess and vie for victory.

- Horse Racing: Delight in the exhilarating horse races, featuring talented jockeys and magnificent steeds. Experience the thunderous gallop of the horses as they race across the vast Mongolian steppe.

- Archery: Observe the precision and accuracy of archers as they demonstrate their exceptional marksmanship. Admire their focus and technique in this age-old Mongolian sport.

3. Cultural Exhibitions: Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Mongolia through a variety of captivating displays and exhibitions. From traditional costumes and crafts to nomadic customs and rituals, gain a deeper understanding of the Mongolian way of life.

4. Traditional Music and Dance: Be enthralled by the melodic tunes and rhythmic dances that encapsulate the soul of Mongolia. Experience the enchanting melodies of traditional instruments and witness the grace and elegance of traditional Mongolian dance performances.

5. Local Cuisine: Indulge in a gastronomic journey through the flavors of Mongolia. Sample traditional dishes and beverages, including Khuushuur (oil deep-fried dumplings), and airag (fermented mare's milk). Delight your taste buds with the authentic tastes of Mongolian cuisine.


Join Enza Tours LLC for the Naadam Festival 2023 and create unforgettable memories as you immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Mongolia. Our expert guides and carefully crafted itineraries ensure a seamless and enriching experience, allowing you to truly appreciate the beauty and traditions of this remarkable festival. Book your journey now and embark on a captivating adventure that will leave you with a deeper appreciation for the vibrant heritage of Mongolia.

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