Festivals in Mongolia – Celebrations of Nomadic Traditions

More and more colorful festivals are being held annually in Mongolia, in addition to the most important and longstanding events like Naadam and Tsagaan Sar, to share with local, national and international visitors the rich traditions of the people of Mongolia.  While the most outstanding ones like the National Naadam Festival and Tsagaan Sar, the Lunar new Year Festival, signify Mongolian statehood and the first day of the year according to the Mongolian calendar, respectively, other regional festivals celebrate local culture and art, and most are related to one of the five types of livestock, which are also referred to as the “Five Treasures” (Tavan Erdene) in Mongolia. In rural Mongolia, the livelihoods of about one hundred sixty thousand families still depend on these treasures – horses, camels, cattle/yak, sheep and goats.

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