Public holidays in Mongolia

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The following are the public holidays in Mongolia and other special days.

Public Holidays[edit]

Date 2012 Date English name Local name Remarks
January 1 New Year's Day Шинэ жил (Shine jil)
First three days of the year February 22 – February 251 Lunar New Year or Tsagaan Sar (White Moon) Цагаан сар (Tsagaan sar) Tsagaan Sar is celebrated according to the lunar calendar. The date falls anywhere between the end of January and early March in the Gregorian calendar.
March 8 International Women's Day Олон Улсын Эмэгтэйчүүдийн Баяр (Olon Ulsyn Emegteichüüdiin Bayar), Мартын найман (Martyn Naiman)
June 1 Mothers' and Children's Day Эх үрсийн баяр (Ekh Ürsiin bayar)
July 11 – July 13 Naadam Holiday Наадам (Naadam) A three day holiday to coincide with the Naadam Festival
First day of the first winter month of the year[1] November 141 Genghis Khan's birthday Чингис хааны төрсөн өдөр (Chingis Khaany törsön ödör) Established in 2012. This day expresses a symbolic birthday of Genghis Khan as his exact date of birth is not found.
December 29 Independence Day Тусгаар Тогтнолын Өдөр (Tusgaar Togtnoliin Üdür)
1.^ Based on the non-Gregorian Mongolian calendar (Bilgiin toolol)

Other special days and celebrations[edit]

  • Constitution Day (January 13)
  • Patriots' Day (March 1)
  • Soldiers' Day (March 18)
  • Health Day (April 7)
  • Intellectual Property Day (April 26)
  • Family Day (May 15)
  • Political Flag Day (July 10)
  • Youth's Day (August 25)
  • Repression Victims' Day (September 10)
  • Environment Safety Day (fourth week of September)
  • New Harvest Days (September 5 – October 20)
  • Elders' Day (October 1)
  • Capital City Day (October 29)
  • Republic's Day (November 26)
  • Human Rights Day (December 10)


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