The traditional Naadam Festival will take place at the XIII Century Complex, 90 km east of Ulaanbaatar, whilst, the horse racing will be held at the usual Khui Doloon Khudag race field.
Originally, it had been planned that the opening and closing ceremonies as well as the wrestling would take place at the National Sports Stadium; however, the location has been moved due to pandemic. Furthermore, Mongolia’s biggest tourist attraction, the ‘Naadam’ Festival, is expected to be held without any audiences.
According to Police Colonel J.Amgalan, traffic leaving Ulaanbaatar will be closed during horse racing, however, traffic into the city will be allowed.
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.