January 1st – New Year’s Day

First Three Days of the Year – Tsagaan Sar (White Moon) or Lunar New Year


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 8th – International Women’s Day


June 1st – Mother’s and Children’s Day

July 11 – July 13 Naadam 


Naadam is a traditional festival in Mongolia. The festival is also locally termed "eriin gurvan naadam” ("the three games of men"). The games are Mongolian wrestling, horse racing and archery and are held throughout the country during midsummer. Women have started participating in the archery and girls in the horse-racing games, but not in Mongolian wrestling. In 2010, Naadam was inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of UNESCO.

First day of the first winter month of the year – Genghis Khan’s birthday

Established in 2012. This day expresses a symbolic birthday of Genghis Khan as his exact date of birth is not found.

December 26 Independence Day