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Public Holidays in Mongolia

Updated: Jul 4, 2023

If you want to travel to Mongolia, you should know about public holidays in Mongolia. Public holidays are a good chance to know Mongolian customs, the tradition of Mongolia, Mongolian special foods and events such as Naadam festival. Experience the magic of Mongolian winter during the enchanting national holiday known as the "Day of the First Winter." Celebrated according to the lunar calendar, this vibrant festival takes place in the winter months and is marked by exhilarating horse racing and the awe-inspiring Golden Eagle Festival. As the country's most cherished public holiday, it showcases Mongolia's rich cultural heritage and deep connection with nature. Imagine witnessing skilled horse riders galloping through the snow-covered landscapes, their vibrant costumes adding a splash of color to the winter wonderland. The Golden Eagle Festival, a highlight of the festivities, captivates spectators with mesmerizing displays of the majestic birds of prey, showcasing the ancient tradition of eagle hunting. Join us in embracing the spirit of Mongolia and be a part of this extraordinary celebration that intertwines tradition, nature, and the indomitable Mongolian spirit.

Public holidays in the World

All countries have a national public holiday or legal holiday. There are two types of public holiday. The public holiday is a global day of celebrations and special day celebrations in the country.

Every country has a special national public holiday. Every year the government declares public holidays in that year. In public holidays, people rest and celebrate that celebration. The public holiday is a historical day or national celebration. Every public holiday has an exclusive mean in the country.

In the world, Cambodia leads the rank for the most public holidays with 28 days observed annually. The world rank:

  1. Cambodia 28 days

  2. Sri Lanka 25 days

  3. India and Kazakhstan 21days

  4. Colombia, Philippines and Trinidad, Tobago 18 days

  5. China and Hong Kong 17 days

  6. Thailand, Turkey, and Pakistan 16 days

Mongolian public holidays

In Mongolia has specifically law about public holidays. According to Public holidays law, there are 14 public holidays every year in Mongolia.

1. New year (January 1)

On the first of January, this is the first day of the new year. All the people spend the whole day with their family at home.


2. Lunar New Year (February) - Traditional Mongolian Holiday

Most of the Asian counties celebrate Lunar new year. This is the new year by the lunisolar calendar. This celebration becomes in the first, second, and third days of spring first mount. The lunar new year usually occasions in February. During three days people celebrate Lunar New Year.

The lunar new year is one of the big traditional Mongolian celebrations. Mongolians call Tsagaan Sar. It means the white moon. During the Tsagaan Sar, people visit all their relatives home.


3. International women’s day (March 8)

This is a global celebration to protect women's rights. In 1911, The first International women’s day occurred and supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland.


International women's day
International women's day

In Mongolia, that day is a public holiday. During IWD, people celebrate and organise activities that relate to women's rights. Sometimes people do demonstrations that day.


4. Children’s day (June 1)

We celebrate International children’s day on the first of June every year. During the day, parents spend the whole day with their children.

Children's day

Moreover, there are so many activities organised in Mongolia. We try to make happy every single child.


5. Naadam Festival (July 11 to 15) - Traditional Mongolian Holiday

The Naadam Festival is a Mongolian traditional national celebration. Moreover, the Naadam festival is a public holiday.

During the Naadam festival, Mongolians celebrate and rest for five days. In Naadam’s public holiday, most of the local people go to the countryside. This is one of the great holidays in the summertime.


6. Chinggis Khaan’s birthday

Chinggis khan is a great king of the Mongol Empire. We can't imagine Mongolia without Chinggis Khan. He founded the great Mongol Empire in the 13th century. Thus, Mongolians celebrate his birthday every year. Moreover, this is a public holiday.

Chinggis Khaan