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Lunar Mongolian New Year or Tsagaan Sar

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Ever since Genghis Khan established the Great Mongol Empire in the 13th century, Mongolian Lunar New Year or Tsagaan Sar (meaning White Moon), has been celebrating the arrival of spring and symbolises peace, respect, cleansing and renewal. The 3-day New Year’s celebration is more than just a midnight countdown and displays of fireworks. This is your chance to experience ancient Mongolian New Year rituals and to participate in typical Mongolian activities. Sample special Lunar New Year dumplings called buuz, learn the Tsagaansar`s traditional games and arm greetings, watch Mongolian wrestling competitions with the locals or pose for photos in traditional nomadic clothes that are worn this time of year.

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