There’s a wide range of Mongolia festivals taking place throughout the year. Some are a traditional part of the fabric of Mongolian life. Others are newer but still celebrate an aspect of Mongolian culture. Here is a brief guide to some of those festivals although new events are being added each year by local provincial governments and the Mongolian Tourism Association.
(For those looking for something a little different, we have listed some of Mongolia’s music festivals below.)
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Tsagaan Sar | Mongolian Lunar New Year | Jan/Feb | Countrywide
Khovsgol Ice Festival | Around March 3 -5 | Khovsgol Nuur National Park
Thousand Camel Festival | March 6 & 7 | Southern Gobi
Nauryz Festival | March 21 & 22 | Western Mongolia
Saikhan Yak Festival -May – Southern Gobi
National Naadam Festival | July 11 & 12 | Ulaanbataar
Naadam Festival | Countryside June/July | Countrywide
Felt & Yak Festival | July 22 & 23 | Orkhon River Valley
Eagle Festival | September & October | Western Mongolia
Mongolia Music Festivals
The variety of music festivals taking place in Ulaanbaatar and elsewhere in Mongolia can be surprising. Mixing international and Mongolian bands, DJs, musicians, and creative artists, the festivals are a celebration of visual arts and music.
Playtime Music Festival | Mid-July | Ulaanbaatar
Spirit Of Gobi | Mid-August | Southern Gobi
KHARAKHORUM | Changing dates | Ulaanbaatar