Naadam Festival is the major highlight of the Mongolian festivals and the most famous national holiday. Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar, particularly being in the city on a tour during the Naadam festival has been rated first in the list of top twenty trips of 2011 ( by the National Geographic). There are plenty to feast your eyes and attract your attention such as traditional wrestling, archery and open field horse races of different horse age categories, magnificent opening and closing ceremony of the festival and the public themselves feasting proudly in colourful traditional dresses and much more.
Yokhor game /Festival/
This event is for domestic and foreign tourists and it includes Culture and ritual of Buryat ethnic. And to have a tour on local people’s life, how they live very close with nature and to introduce Eco concept. Hentii province.Yokhor Game will take place in Batshireet soum, Khentii Province, from July 17 to 18. The Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism of Khentii Province, Governor’s Office of Batshireet soum, Chinggis Ulgii tourist resort, and Olon Talst non-government organization will organize the event. This event is for domestic and foreign tourists. It includes the cultural performances and rituals of the Buryat Mongol ethnic group.
There are 360 eagle-hunters in Bayan-Ölgii and every year around 70 of them converge at Sayat Tube (Hunter’s Hill), 8km east of Ölgii, for the annual Eagle Festival.Although the tradition dates back about 2000 years (Marco Polo mentions it in his Travels ), the inaugural festival was only held in 1999.The program differs from year to year but the opening ceremony usually kicks off around 10am, followed by the judging of how well the competitors are attired in traditional dress.
Every year, on the southern edge of the Siberian forest, Lake of Mongolia – Lake Khovsgol – freezes over. The ice forms to a depth of five foot creating an extraordinary winter playground. The nomadic reindeer herders from the north, the Tsaatan, join local residents to celebrate the winter, with traditional games and races over two days. In temperatures of up to -35 degrees, contestants compete in sports like ice-skating, ice-wrestling, tug-o’-war, dog-sledding and horse-sleighing. Lake Hovsgol, located in the pristine alpine forests and mountains of Mongolia’s northernmost province, is the site of the Ice Festival, featuring horse and sled races and traditional games.
Camel, Eagle, Ice festivals