Best time to go to Mongolia

Nauryz (Spring/New Life) Festival 2020

Mongolian Kazakhs are never kinder and more generous than during their new year celebration

Nauryz (Spring/New Life) Festival in Mongolia 2020 - Best Time
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Ken & Nyetta

Mongolian Kazakhs celebrate the new year at the spring equinox, in Nauryz which is the local name for March. Locals do their best to settle all their disagreements, pay back all their debts, and what is the most important—t​o fill all the vessels at home with milk, airan yogurt, spring water, and various grains. All that is done to ensure a bountiful harvest for the coming year. Tradition dictates that one has to be as kind and generous as possible, for the sake of a happy coming year. Thus, the occasion seems to be the best time to visit Bayan Ulgii province, the home of most Mongolian Kazakhs.

A parade of Kazakh young men and women in traditional costumes 2020
A parade of Kazakh young men and women in traditional costumes
Dress up day for Kazakh children 2020
Dress up day for Kazakh children
Percussion band 2020
Percussion band