Patriots’ Day in Mongolia

Patriots’ Day is a public holiday in Mongolia that’s observed annually on March 1st. It’s a holiday that not only celebrates the patriots of Mongolia but is also used to celebrate the Mongolian People’s Party. This party is Mongolia’s oldest political party and was founded on June 25, 1921.

This party played an important role in the 1921 Revolution that helped Mongolia gain its independence from China. On March 1, 1921, this party held its first Congress—a congress that lasted until March 3, 1921. That is why this holiday is celebrated on the 1st of March every year.

Facts About Mongolia

Okay, now that we have covered what Patriots’ Day is and why it was created, let’s turn our attention to some of the other things about this country that people might not know.

  • Genghis Khan is considered a hero in Mongolia.
  • Many Mongolians live in a yurt—a portable round tent.
  • Mongolia is the second-largest landlocked country in the world.
  • There are more horses in Mongolia than there are people.
  • Mongolians have a strong tradition of welcoming travelers into their homes.
  • In July, Mongolians celebrate the Naadam Festival.
  • Mongolians drink a fermented horse milk drink known as Airag.
  • There are no coins in Mongolian currency.

Observing Patriots’ Day in Mongolia

This holiday is observed with political speeches, parades, and special events organized by the Prime Minister of Mongolia. Since this is a public holiday, government offices, schools, and many businesses are closed for the day.

Where is it celebrated?
Mongolia (Observance)
When is it?
This year (2024)
March 1 Friday
Next year (2025)
March 1 Saturday
Last year (2023)
March 1 Wednesday