Tsagaan Sar

Цагаан Сар (Tsagaan Sar - White Moon) is the Mongolian Lunar New Year. It’s the biggest national holiday in Mongolia and officially lasts for three days. Mongolians celebrate this holiday by visiting the homes of family and friends and hosting them in return. Preparations begin weeks in advance as most households can expect tens of … Continue reading Tsagaan Sar

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Eagle Festival

A bucket list item for many Peace Corps Mongolia Volunteers is Eagle Festival. There are three or four that occur throughout the year in different soums in Bayan Ulgii aimag. The one just outside the aimag center is the most popular, but I decided to attend a smaller one in my friend's soum. This was … Continue reading Eagle Festival

Naadam

Naadam is an incredible two day celebration of the three manly Mongolian sports - wrestling, archery, and horse racing - that takes place in each soum, aimag center, and city across Mongolia. It is an awesome way to dive head first into traditional Mongolian culture. On the first day the celebrations were opened with a … Continue reading Naadam