Naadam Festival becomes the longest holiday www.news.mn
The Mongolian Government has amended Law on Celebrations and extended the public holiday during the Naadam Festival from three days to five. However, this year, Naadam coincides with a weekend, so Mongolians will get three days of holiday on 11-15 July.
Originating from the Mongolian Empire of Chinggis Khaan, Naadam is a festival of which the nation is proud and a symbol of unity among the nomads. Meaning, ‘the games’, Naadam is celebrated every year across Mongolia and focuses on the three traditional sports of horseracing, wrestling and archery.
This year, will mark the 2229th anniversary of the nation; the 814th anniversary of the Great Mongol Empire and the 99th anniversary of the People’s Revolution in Mongolia, which brought independence from Chinese occupation.