The success of the festival depends on the correct choice of the date. If it is slightly late, warm temperatures may deprive the attendees of a delicious specialty—buuz. This is actually the local name for traditional meat dumplings, millions of which are stored outside in the frost before the start of the feast. Just hope the meat doesn't spoil and you are in for a great feast.
Tsaagaan Sar literally means Lunar New Year, but Mongolians recognize it mainly as an end of winter celebration. It usually falls on some three days between January and March, which are determined by a Buddhist leader beforehand. Regarding weather conditions, the end of winter and the beginning of spring are marked with strong winds and sandstorms, so it is advisable to wear a scarf to protect yourself.