Mongolians returned to work on Monday (12 November) following a two- day holiday and the weekend. On Thursday 8th and Friday 9th the nation marked the birthday of Chinggis Khaan, which is always set by the phase of the moon in November.
But, how many days off do Mongolian’s have each year? A public, national, or legal holiday are terms simply meaning a day in a year that has been set aside to be a non-working day and established by the rule of law. There are many countries across the globe enjoying the privilege of having a large number of public holidays.
If we count public holidays and weekends, Mongolians rest for a total of 115 days or 30 percent of the year. The most famous of all holidays in the country is Naadam, which always takes place in July and is a celebration of Mongolia’s nomadic traditions and sports, this is followed by Tsaagan Sar, literally meaning white month, which is the Tibetan New Year and normally takes place in January or February and is very much a family festival, when relatives visit one another.