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Mongolia

Public Holidays 2017

This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Mongolia. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day
26 FebSunBituun (Lunar New Year's Eve)
27 FebMonLunar New Year / Tsagaan Sar
(Year of the Red Hen)
28 FebTueLunar New Year Holiday
1 MarWedLunar New Year Holiday
8 MarWedInternational Women's Day
1 JunThuMothers' and Children's Day
11 JulTueNaadam Holiday
12 JulWedNaadam Holiday
13 JulThuNaadam Holiday
14 JulFriNaadam Holiday
15 JulSatNaadam Holiday
19 NovSunGenghis Khan's Birthday
26 NovSunNational Freedom and Independence Day
27 NovMonNational Freedom and Independence Day Holiday
29 DecFriIndependence Day

The entitlement to national public holidays is regulated by the Labour Code of Mongolia, initially established in 1999. Several amendments have been added during the last decade in order to provide adequate paid time off for all employees.

Employee entitlement to public holidays is discretionary, based on employment contracts or union bargaining agreements. Laws establish that every employee is entitled to at least 13 paid holidays per year.

As a predominately Buddhist country, many holidays are based on religious culture including Tsagaan Sar, known as the Lunar New Year and Naadam Holiday, which coincides with a five-day festival in July.

Mongolia also honors numerous observances including Constitution Day, Repression Victims’ ’ Day and Human Rights Day. Many politically-inspired observances may or may not be recognized as official holidays.