Mongolia-China border checkpoints to close on November 19
Mongolia-China border checkpoints will close on November 19 to mark the 855th anniversary of Chinggis Khaan’s birth, also known as Mongolian Pride Day, in conformity with the Mongolia-China Border Checkpoints and Procedures.
The restriction is specified in Article 4.3 in the 2004 bilateral agreement on Mongolia-China Border Checkpoints and Procedures. Railways and airports will follow their usual schedules since the restriction does not apply to them, which means that locals and foreigners can travel between Mongolia and China through railways or plane during the national holiday. Checkpoints will return to regular operation on the following day. Since 2012, the birthday of Chinggis Khaan, the founder of the Mongol Empire, has been celebrated on the first day of the first winter month according to the lunar calendar, so it has no fixed date, but is usually in early November. This day expresses a symbolic birthday of Chinggis Khaan as his exact date of birth is not found.
Various celebratory measures will be organized at Sukhbaatar Square on this day.