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.