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.
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day|
|26 Feb||Sun||Bituun (Lunar New Year's Eve)|
|27 Feb||Mon||Lunar New Year / Tsagaan Sar
(Year of the Red Hen)
|28 Feb||Tue||Lunar New Year Holiday|
|1 Mar||Wed||Lunar New Year Holiday|
|8 Mar||Wed||International Women's Day|
|1 Jun||Thu||Mothers' and Children's Day|
|11 Jul||Tue||Naadam Holiday|
|12 Jul||Wed||Naadam Holiday|
|13 Jul||Thu||Naadam Holiday|
|14 Jul||Fri||Naadam Holiday|
|15 Jul||Sat||Naadam Holiday|
|19 Nov||Sun||Genghis Khan's Birthday|
|26 Nov||Sun||National Freedom and Independence Day|
|27 Nov||Mon||National Freedom and Independence Day Holiday|
|29 Dec||Fri||Independence 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.
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