Today marks National Pride Day

2021-11-05 13:32:22

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Today marks the 859th birth anniversary of the Great Chinggis Khaan, the National Pride Day, which falls on the first day of winter according to the Mongolian Lunar Calendar.


Per the decree of the President of Mongolia issued on January 9, 2012, it was decided to officially declare Chinggis Khaan’s day of birth as ‘National Pride Day’ based on the conclusion of a corresponding working group as well as the suggestion received from the Mongolian Academy of Sciences. The day is being marked for the 9th year this year.


Each year, on its occasion, a ceremony takes place to exalt the Nine White Banners (which are kept at the State House), and respects are paid to the Statue of Chinggis Khaan alongside organizing a traditional wrestling tournament that involves high-ranking wrestlers. 


Commemorating the anniversary, the Order of Chinggis Khaan is awarded to citizens based on their merits, contribution to strengthening Mongolia's sovereignty and national integrity, achievements in promoting and inheriting Mongolian history and cultural values, and for special service to the nation. However, it was decided to not present the award this year.


Since 2012, the National Pride Day has been marked on the first day of winter according to the lunar calendar which was marked:

• on November 14 in 2012,

• on November 4 in 2013,

• on November 23 in 2014,

• on November 12 in 2015,

• on October 31 in 2016,

• on November 19 in 2017,

• on November 8 in 2018,

• on November 27 in 2019,

• on November 16 in 2020,

• and on November 5 in 2021.