Tsagaan sar - Lunar new year celebration

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Event date: 2017.02.28 - 2017.03.01

Venue: Throughout Mongolia



(White Moon) is a Mongolian New Lunar Year. It has been celebrated for centuries with other Asian nations during the end of January, February. Tsagaan sar is one of the two main holidays celebrated by Mongolian’s and so it needs lots of preparation. Such as: sew a new deel(Mongolian traditional dress) for all the members, cleaning all the dirts, make literally thousands of buuz(steamed dumplings), and some other salads. It marks the end of winter and the beginning  of spring  and the new year’s cycle. The day before New Year’s day is known as Bituun, meaning “to close down”. At the end of the old year there is a celebration called Bituuleg. There are main  three days and it continuous more than week. Mongolian’s should celebrate this festival as possible as properly cause it shows to the others how do they passing the old year, How is the family going etc. No one is left out of this. Young and old, male and female will spend equal time in different activities. Some family who have old people they cook sheep with as big tail as possible, wishing the family wealth and prosperity. By this festival brothers and sisters, all the relationships can meet each other once in a year altogether. So the long celebration starts when younger people visit older ones to pay their respects. Another greeting custom is that the people exchange their snuff bottles, offering them with open right hand while touching under the right elbow with the open left hand. After greetings, all kinds of serve will start from the Airag(fermented milk) etc. At the end to give a gift is a most important.