Mongolia - Events and Festivals

See complete details for 2016 Naadam

Naadam festival, (11-15 July), is the most happiest time in Mongolia.
It is also the peak of the tourist season in Mongolia.
In Mongolian Naadam is known as "eriin gurvan naadam" (эрийн гурван наадам)
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.

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 late June.


Jonathan said...

Hello, Do you have the detailed list of events and calendar for Naadam 2015?

To Mongolia said...


2015 detailed events will become public only by the end of June 2015.


Anonymous said...

Do you know when the Tsam Masks in AMARBAYASGALANT performance takes place ? I think there's also a Tsam Masks performance in Ulaan Baator, Do you know something about it? Thank you very much for you help.

Anonymous said...


Amarbayasgalant monastery festivale:

2015, June 18-19-20 Gongor ritual ceremony.

2015, September 10-11-12 Tsam dance ritual ceremony.


Anonymous said...

I'm trying to find out when the Tsam takes place in Dashchoiling Monastery in Ulaan Baator. Could you help me?
Thanks a lot.