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Mongolia's Events & Festivals in 2017/2018

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By Ati | Wednesday 14 December, 2016 14 December, 2016

 

Events and Festivals in Mongolia

This is the complete list of holidays, events and festivals in Mongolia. Let's complete it together. 

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Mongolia in March 2017

1 March Patriot's Day
3-4 March Khovsgol Ice Festival 2017
Location: Khovsgol lake
Ice Festival tours
Ice Festival on the frozen Khovsgol lake including ice sculpting, ice sumo, ice ankle bone shooting and horse sled races. Program: Skate competition, Horse and sledge races, Traditional game “Ice Shooting”, Marching of horses with sledges, Sledge horse race, 1st round of skating marathon for 100km, Car driving competition on ice, Reindeer race, Catching reindeer with lasso competition, Short distance skating race (2 кm), Wrestling on ice, Tug-of-war on ice
5 March Ulaanbaatar Eagle Festival 2017
Location: Ulaanbaatar
Mongolia tours
About 20 eagle hunters participate in this festival including eagle hunting demonstrations and traditional Kazakh horse games
7-8 March Thousand Camel Festival 2017
Location: Bulgan soum, Umnugobi (South Gobi) aimag
Camel Festival tours
Festival to help protect the Bactrian camel including camel races, camel polo competitions and traditional performances of Mongolian music and dance
8 March International Women's Day
18 March Soldier's Day
21 March Spring Eagle Festival
Location: 
Khukh Serkhiin Nuruu
Eagle Festival Tours

 

Mongolia in April 2017

7 April Health Day
26 April Intellectual Property Day

 

Mongolia in May 2017

15 May Family Day

 

Mongolia in June 2017

16-18 June Mongolia Action Asia 3 Day Ultra Marathon
Location: Ulaanbaatar
GoRunAsia
Running in the Steppes on the edge of Siberia for a true nomadic experience. Location will be 4 - 5 hours south of UB and different as don't want to repeat same location as keeping it fresh every year.

 

Mongolia in July 2017

5-8 July Tsaatan Festival 2017
Location: 
"Dalai Tour" tourist camp, Khatgal village, Huvsgul aimag
Mongolia tours
10 July Political Flag Day
10 July Deeltei Mongol Festival 2017
Location: 
Chinggis Square, Ulaanbaatar city
18:00- 19:00 Opening Ceremony
19:00- 20:00 Parade of participants dressed in national costumes
20:00- 21:00 Ceremony of the Nine White Banners
22:00- 23:00  “Three Dramatic Characters” Opera

11-13 July Naadam Holiday
Naadam tours

Mongolia's biggest holiday. The festival is also locally termed as "the three games of men".
15 July Altai Nomad's Festival
Location: near Sagsai village, Bayan-Olgii province

Altai Festival tours
Festival with traditional nomadic games are based on horseback like “BushKushi” (try to take the goat skin from each other), “Kiss woman on horseback”, “Pick up coins from the land on horseback”, horse races and others. You will be with many local nomads dressed in their traditional clothing. In the evening we enjoy there’s a Kazakh concert with some traditional songs and music.
23 July Yak Festival 2017
Location: Orkhon valley
Local guides
29 July Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset 100/42 trail run
Location: Khovsgol lake
http://www.ms2s.dk

 

Mongolia in August 2017

4 August Western Mongolian Traditional Folk Art Festival 2017
Location: Turgen soum, Uvs aimag

Mongolia tours 
Program: Opening ceremony, Western Mongolian folk concert, Awarding ceremony of best talent, Opening ceremony of Children’ Mini Naadam, Children’ wrestling, 2-year-old horses or foals racing, Betted adult wrestling, Betted Stallion racing, Betted 6-year-old horse racing, Prizing activity for horse racing, Prizing activity for wrestlers, Closing ceremony
5 August Journey of 99 little warriors
Location: Tsaidam, Khashaat soum, Arkhangai province

Mongolia tours 
Program: Experience the lifestyle of children, everyday activities and Naadam Festival of Children, Foal horses racing of 99 little warriors, Wrestling of children, Archery of children, Listen to the GiinGoo (song for horses) of children, Performance of Children with traditional costumes, Cultural performance- “ Bloom Of the Flower” ensemble’s concert, Adult wrestling of 32 wrestlers, Local Archery competition, Awarding: 120 participant children & adult wrestlers (with a purpose of encouraging them for their labor)
11-19 August Mongolia Bike Challenge
Location: Tuv-Arkhangai-Bayankhongor-Uvurkhangai province

http://www.mongoliabikechallenge.com/
18 August Horse Festival 2017
Location: At the complex "Mongol tumeny ikh shuteen", Arvaikheer, Uvurkhangai aimag

Mongolia tours 
Program: Stake race of foal horses, Ambler horses demonstration, Lassoing a horse, Grabbing a lasso pole from land on top a running horse, Horse bucking, ”Guutei ailiin guzeetei huu" Airag (fermented milk of mares) drinking competition, ”Do you know Dembee" airag drinking game, ”Aravdakh" Ten fingers game, Lassoing a horse from top of a running horse, Traditional ankle bones horse racing game (participating tourists), Gathering up the ankle bones game (participating tourists), Mongolian handwork exhibition (bridle, rein, saddle and lasso pole etc), Auction of foal horses with fast ancestry
25 August Gobi Naadam Festival
Location: South Gobi, near Khongory Els Sand Dunes
Gobi tours
25 August Youth's Day

 

Mongolia in September 2017

10 September Repression Victims' Day
16-17 September Altai Kazakh Eagle Festival
Location: Near Sagsai village, Bayan-Olgii province
Eagle Festival tours
Small eagle festival features about 40 eagle hunters and their eagles.
17 September Gobi International Marathon 2017
Location: 
From Moltsog Els to Bayanzag, Bulgan soum, Umnugobi aimag (South Gobi province)
30 September - 1 October Golden Eagle Festival 2017
Location: Near Olgii, Bayan-Olgii province

Eagle Festival tours
The biggest eagle festival of Mongolia with about 70-80 participating eagle hunters.

 

Mongolia in October 2017

30 September - 1 October Golden Eagle Festival 2017
Location: Near Olgii, Bayan-Olgii province

Eagle Festival tours
The biggest eagle festival of Mongolia with about 70-80 participating eagle hunters.
1 October Elders' Day
29 October Capital City Day
Location: Ulaanbaatar 

 

Mongolia in November 2017

26 November Republic's Day Mongolia

 

Mongolia in December 2017

10 December Human Rights Day
29 December Independence Day Mongolia

 

Mongolia in January 2018

Date Event/Holiday/Festival
1 January New Year
13 January Constitution Day Mongolia

 

Mongolia in February 2018

x February Ulaanbaatar Winter Festival 2018
Location: Ulaanbaatar
Ulaanbaatar tours
Traditional games include ice archery, ice shooting and these games, traditional artistic performances, fashion shows for tourists. Modern winter games include ice skating, skiing, paragliding, dog sledding, ice wall climbing, winter cycling and snowboarding.
26-28 February

Tsagaan Sar
The Mongolian Lunar New Year, commonly known as Tsagaan Sar is the first day of the year according to the Mongolian lunar calendar.

 

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