Naadam festival, (11-13 July 2013), is the most happiest time in Mongolia.
It is also the peak of the tourist season in Mongolia.
In Mongolian Naadam is known as meaning - the 3 games of men.
The 3 games are horse racing, archery and Mongolian wrestling.
Some call it the Nomadic Olympic Games.
These games have existed for centuries, and are related to warrior skills.
See for your reference the Naadam 2012 events. (2012 detailed events will be published in June 2013)
The festival is performed throughout the country. (each region decides on the region's festival dates)
The central ceremonies and competitions are held in Ulaanbaatar.
Tickets for the main ceremonies in Ulan Bator cost $25 and more, and can be purchased through tourist operators, and hotels from June 2012.
Naadam horse racing video, Mongolian style (narrated in Mongolian)