Would you like to enjoy Mongolian events and festivals? Naadam Festival, National Anniversary, Cultural and Religious Events, Global Sporting Games. An exhibition that is open to the general public. It's crazy at first glance, but it's a festival that both tourists and locals can enjoy as much. The attraction of events and festivals is that you can experience a slightly different atmosphere from usual Mongolia and get to know more about Mongolian characters.
Summer events of Mongolia
Naadam is a Mongolian word meaning a festival. It is held several times a year in various parts of Mongolia, but the largest Naadam is a state-sponsored event held in the capital Ulaanbaatar. From July 11th, which is the anniversary of the revolution, three competitions will be held: Mongolian sumo wrestling, horse racing, and bow shooting. Players gather from all over the world, and as many as 500 wrestlers participate in the sumo wrestling. In addition, horse racing jockeys are characterized by children over 6 years old, and about 400 horses participate. An important festival of the Mongolian people, including a cavalry parade, horse-headed koto performances, and folk dances.
Many marathons are also held in Mongolia. Combined competitions such as the Mongolian Prairie Marathon (running in the prairie outside Ulaanbaatar), the Ulaanbaatar International Marathon (running in the city of Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia), and the Gobi Desert Marathon (running in South Gobi) are also held every year.If you are a runner considering a Mongolian marathon tour, please feel free to contact us.
Winter events and festivals of MongoliaSummer is not the only tourist season in Mongolia. There are many interesting events in Mongolia in winter. Board the sleeper train and aim for desert town sign shanda, first sunrise viewing, Mongolian New Year event, Eagle Festival, Khuvsgul Lake Ice Festival, South Gobi camel festival, Kazakh eagle festival, dog sledding, skiing and other events ..
Twice a year, the eagle skill is scored. In March of winter, Kazakh eagle masters from each local city of Mongolia will gather in the suburbs of Ulaanbaatar, and an eagle hunting contest will be held.
The Kazakhs who participate in the contest are dressed in colorful costumes and show off their proud eagle that they are training on a daily basis. A contest is held with a partner eagle on the horse and straddling the arm.
The annual ice skating competition is held on Lake Khuvsgul, north of Mongolia. Horse Race Tournament and Mongolian Sumo on Ice will be held for two days.
There are plenty of events such as the 100km skating marathon. Including gel made of ice, furniture and tableware are made of ice in an ice bar, dog sledding, horse sledding, reindeer and other races, concerts of Mongolian folk dances, ice sumo tournaments, and Sherman ceremonies on ice. Enjoy the numerous events that take place. The President of Mongolia is also participating in this event.
Participate in the Ice Festival, experience Lake Khuvsgul, the Tsaatan tribe that keeps reindeer, nomadic life, horseback riding, riding reindeer, and experience the Mongolian people, history, culture, and customs.
In the vast Gobi Desert south of Mongolia, the winter camel festival is held every year.
Enjoy watching a number of competitions such as camel races and camel polo, which compete with camel people who are closely related to the people of the Gobi Desert.In Bulgan Village, which is the annual festival venue, the "Camel Festival" will be held again this year. Originally, it was a festival held to protect the decreasing number of camels, and the number of visitors is increasing year by year, both domestically and internationally, to see at a glance the "festival for camels, camels, and camels." Enjoy watching a number of competitions such as camel races and camel polo, which compete with camel people who are closely related to the people of the Gobi Desert.
The festival celebrated by the nomads and Mongolians who live in the grasslands of Central Asia is called Tsagansar (New Year) "Tsagansar (white moon)". Since it is decided according to the lunar calendar, the date changes every year. On New Year's Day, families and relatives gather to surround the feast, and we are delighted to overcome the harsh winter and welcome spring, and pray for the happiness of the year. The white color of "Tsagansar (white moon)" expresses purity in Mongolia and is also the color of milk that Mongolians admire. New Year also means a pure white moon with nothing wrong with it. On New Year's Day, get up before sunrise, change into beautiful clothes, walk in each direction of luck, and return in the direction of merit. After this ritual, we offer milk to the earth and greet our families at sunrise.