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Mongolian Chinggis Khaan Public Holiday 2015 Announced

Source: Montsame Agency (Ulaanbaatar)
Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2015


The Mongolian government has announced Thursday, November 12, 2015, as the date for the upcoming 2015 Chinggis Khaan annual non-working public holiday which was added a few years ago to the list of annual non-working public holidays in Mongolia.

Three years 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).

However, in 2013 and 2014, the date initially announced for that same year's Chinggis Khaan public holiday in Mongolia (2014-01-02, 2013-10-30 and 2013-09-25), was later revised, based on the Tögs Buyant Mongolian lunar calendar.


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