Constitution Day in Mongolia
Constitution Day is a holiday observed in Mongolia that celebrates the ratification of Mongolia’s Constitution on January 13, 1992. This constitution established Mongolia as a representative democracy that guaranteed its people freedom of religion, travel, and rights.
It was a constitution that was inspired by Western constitutions and it would end up being amended in 1999, 2000, and 2019 respectively. It’s a day that’s celebrated with the raising of the Mongolian flag and the playing of the national anthem of the country. This holiday isn’t a public holiday in Mongolia, however, so businesses and schools remain open on this day.
The History Of Constitution Day In Mongolia
Throughout its history, Mongolia has had several constitutions. There was one adopted in 1924, another one in 1940, and yet another one in 1960. However, it wouldn’t be until after the Mongolian Revolution of 1990 that this country would get its current constitution.
The People’s Republic of Mongolia was dissolved and the Constitution of Mongolia was adopted on January 13, 1992. It would officially go into effect on February 12th. Over the past few years, the constitution has been revised three times—first in 1999, then in 2000, and more recently, in 2019.
Facts About Mongolia
Let’s explore some interesting facts about Mongolia before we continue on with Constitution Day. So, let’s just jump right into it with the following facts we uncovered.
- Mongolia is the least populated country in the world but is the world’s 18th largest country.
- The word “Mongol” is a word that means “brave.”
- New Year is Mongolia’s second-largest holiday.
Observing Constitution Day In Mongolia
This holiday isn’t as celebrated as other holidays in Mongolia, but some people do celebrate. It is a day that’s marked by people raising the Mongolian flag, singing the national anthem, and attending political speeches that happen on this day.
People also spend the day with friends and family—enjoying such traditional Mongolian dishes as Huushurr, Buuz, Khorkhog, and Boodog.