The Mongolian Lunar New Year Feb.12-14, 2021
Every year Mongolians celebrate “Tsagaan Sar” or Mongolian Lunar New Year on the junction of winter and spring. The exact date depends on the lunar calendar. Usually, it is held on a new moon day at the end of January or in February.
Mongolians celebrate Tsagaan Sar for three days seeing off the end of winter and welcoming a flourishing spring of the new year. It is the most famous family holiday to visit parents, relatives, as well as friends. The holiday also symbolizes a healthy and wealthy life. So, people start their preparations for Tsagaan Sar one month ahead.
Families make several hundred to several thousand buuz (big dumplings), bansh (small dumplings). They prepare plenty of food for their relatives, neighbors, and friends who visit the family. The Ger (Mongolian traditional house), barns, and yards of animals must be as clean as possible. Women make new Deel (a traditional dress) for each family member.