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Mongolians to get two-day holiday later this month

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Mongolians to get two-day holiday later this month

Mongolians will get two-day holiday on 26-27 November. According to the country’s law, Independence Day is marked on 26 November. This year the birth of Chinggis Khaan, which is set by the lunar calendar, falls the next day.

The first constitution of the Mongolian People’s Republic, or People’s Republic of Mongolia, was passed by the First National Great Khural on 26 November 1924. Constitution Day was celebrated as National Independence Day of Mongolia. The new Constitution of Mongolia was adopted on 13 January 1992, as Mongolia began dramatic political reforms and transitioned to a democratic society.

Every year Mongolia celebrates the birthday of Chinggis Khaan on the first day of winter according to the traditional Mongolian calendar as a national holiday, also known as National Pride Day. This year, the 848th birthday of the national hero – the “Man of the Millennium”, and a symbol of Mongolian pride and unity – will be celebrated on Wednesday, 27 November.

Originally, the Government was set to mark the date on November 14 each year according to Gregorian Calendar. However, scholars have different views about the exact birth date of Chinggis Khaan as it is hard to set an exact date according to the Gregorian Calendar.

According to tradition, Temujin, who was to grow up to unite the Mongol tribes, take the name of Chinggis Khaan and create the world’s largest ever land empire, was born in the year 1162 at Deluun Boldog near Dadal in what is now the Khentii Province.

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