Nine White Banners ceremony takes placeSociety
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Today marks the 2230th anniversary of Foundation of the first Mongolian Statehood, 815th anniversary of the Great Mongol Empire, and the 100th anniversary of the People’s Revolution of Mongolia. On its occasion, the ceremony of the Nine White Banners took place at the Sukhbaatar Square.
The Nine White Banners ceremony took place in respect of statehood customs despite the Cabinet’s decision to postpone the National Naadam Festival until next year.
The symbol of great power as well as independence and unity for the Mongolian state—the Nine White Banners is regarded highly by the public.
Under the rule of a sole leader, when Mongolians enthroned Chinggis Khaan as the King of the Great Mongolian Empire, they raised their Nine White Banners and had the Great Khaan pay respects. And ever since then, the White Banners have been placed at the State Palace to symbolize the Mongolian state in a perpetual state of prosperity and its people living peacefully.
The Nine White Banners are made with batches of white horse hair sourced from throughout the country.