ULAAN­BAATAR 2016

PUB­LIC HOL­I­DAYS IN FEB 9

Asian Geographic - - Culture -

tues­day Tsagaan Sar Trans­lat­ing lit­er­ally to “White Moon”, this hol­i­day marks the first day of the Mon­go­lian Lu­nar New Year. Fam­i­lies light can­dles at al­tars – a ges­ture sym­bol­is­ing Bud­dhist en­light­en­ment, as well as visit fam­ily and friends tues­day In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day Mon­go­lia is one of 27 coun­tries that cel­e­brate this day with a full pub­lic hol­i­day. It honours the so­cio- po­lit­i­cal and eco­nomic achieve­ments of women all over the world, and cel­e­brated with a full pub­lic hol­i­day wed­nes­day Moth­ers’ and Chil­dren’s Day Cel­e­brated around the world as the In­ter­na­tional Day for Pro­tec­tion of Chil­dren, Mon­gols distribute gifts and candy to chil­dren, con­trib­ute to chil­dren’s causes and en­joy per­for­mances in Sukhbaatar Square mon­day Naadam Hol­i­day Also termed “the three games of men”, this tra­di­tional fes­ti­val held over three days sees men com­pet­ing in Mon­go­lian wrestling, horserac­ing and archery. It is the most widely- watched fes­ti­val among Mon­gols satur­day In­de­pen­dence Day Com­mem­o­rates the cre­ation of Mon­go­lia’s first con­sti­tu­tion in 1924. It is cel­e­brated with tra­di­tional mu­sic, dance and mil­i­tary dis­plays, as well as trib­utes to the repub­lic’s founder, Ching­gis Khan

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