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Mongolian Chinggis Khaan Public Holiday 2014 Amended

Source: Montsame Agency (Ulaanbaatar)
Posted on Thursday, January 2, 2014

The Mongolian government has once more issued a revised date for the upcoming 2014 Chinggis Khaan public holiday which was recently added to the list of annual non-working public holidays in Mongolia.

As had been the case for the 2013 date of the Chinggis Khaan public holiday (2013-10-30 and 2013-09-25), originally, the date of the 2014 Chinggis Khaan public holiday had been announced as November 3, but as we immediately pointed-out, the correct date, based on the Tögs Buyant Mongolian lunar calendar, is November 23, 2014.

A little over a year ago (2012-11-08 and 2012-10-28) the Mongolian Parliament approved the addition of a new annual public holiday in Mongolia to commemorate the birthday of Chinggis Khaan (Genghis Khan). Originally, the Government of Mongolia had wanted to mark the new public holiday for the birthday of Chinggis Khaan on November 14th, every year. But in the end, it was agreed that the new annual public holiday in Mongolia will occur on the first day of the first day of winter, according to the Mongolian Lunisolar calendar.

The new Chinggis Khaan public holiday in Mongolia was compensated by the cancellation of the November 26 Independence Day public holiday, although this might not have been obvious to the population as November 21, 2012, was then declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Mongolia (2012-11-16).

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