There are 15 public holidays in Mongolia in 2023, and four of them fall on weekends.
New Year's Day
New Year Holiday, celebrated on January 1, 2023, is the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar, and it is one of the most popular holidays in the world.
Like Chinese New Year, Tsagaan Sar is the most important time for a family union. During Tsagaan Sar, thousands will return to their hometowns to meet family and friends. Most businesses will also close to celebrate the festival. Family members gather at the home of the eldest member, share traditional food, and offer goodwill to each other. The holiday lasts three days, February 21 to 23, 2023
International Women's Day
The holiday is one of the most important days to recognize women's achievements and raise awareness about women's equality. It is observed on March 8, 2023.
Mother's and Children's Day
Mother's and Children's Day is a public holiday in Mongolia on June 1, 2023. The holiday is in honor of mothers and children and to show appreciation for mothers and children.
Buddha Purnima, observed on June 4, 2023, commemorates the birth of Prince Siddhartha Gautama, who was the Gautama Buddha later, and he was the founder of Buddhism. Buddhism is the world's fourth-largest religion, with over 520 million followers.
Naadam is a traditional festival in Mongolia. Three games, Mongolian wrestling, horse racing, and archery, are held in midsummer across the country. Naadam is believed to have existed for centuries, with its origin in military activities serving as a way to train soldiers for battles. It lasts five days from July 11 to July 15, 2023.
Genghis Khan's Birthday
Genghis Khan's Birthday is a public holiday in Mongolia, observed on November 14, 2023. The holiday commemorates the birthday of Genghis Khan, the founder and first Great Khan (Emperor) of the Mongol Empire.
Republic Day is a public holiday in Mongolia on November 26, 2023. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of the Mongolian People's Republic's establishment on November 26, 1924.
Independence Day is a public holiday in Mongolia on December 29, 2023. The holiday commemorates when Mongolia declared independence from Qing China in 1911.
The following is the list of public holidays in Mongolia in 2023.
|New Year's Day||Jan 01, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Tsagaan Sar||Feb 21, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Tsagaan Sar Holiday||Feb 22, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Tsagaan Sar Holiday||Feb 23, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|International Women's Day||Mar 08, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Buddha Day||May 05, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Mother's and Children's Day||Jun 01, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Naadam||Jul 11, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Naadam Holiday||Jul 12, 2023||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Naadam Holiday||Jul 13, 2023||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Naadam Holiday||Jul 14, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Naadam Holiday||Jul 15, 2023||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Genghis Khan's Birthday||Nov 14, 2023||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Republic Day||Nov 26, 2023||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Independence Day||Dec 29, 2023||Friday||Public Holiday|
Please also check the working days in Mongolia in 2023.