Tsagaan Sar/ Mongolian Lunar New Year Event 2018

Tsagaan Sar 2018 event

MONGOLIAN LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION – 2018

Celebrate Mongolian traditional New Year like Mongols with local herders on 15th & 16th Feb 2018

“Tsagaan Sar” /White Moon / takes place at the beginning of spring and is the biggest annual celebration in Mongolia. In collaboration with local nomadic families we have been organizing a “Tsagaan Sar” event every year in our Mongolian Secret History Travel Complex since 2008. The main purpose of the event is to promote the Mongolian Nomads’ way of life and their customs for celebrating the traditional New Year.


15th Feb 2018 LUNAR NEW YEAR EVE

11am - Arrive at the Mongolian Secret History tourist complex and have hot tea and coffee

12 pm to 5pm - Take a guided trip around the complex including the following:

  • Lunch
  • Traditional music concert
  • Mongolian traditional dress show
  • Visit herder’s family to take part in preparing traditional food and enjoy local culture on “Lunar New year’s Eve”
  • Walk to a nearby shrine with a statue dedicated to an ancient Mongolian shaman called “Tev Tenger”, to learn about the fascinating customs of ancient shamanism. While at the statue you will be served traditional Mongolian drinks and afterwards enjoy some sledging back down the hill to the camp

7pm- Have traditional Mongolian cuisine for dinner and afterwards join the herder family for some new year's eve tradition of playing sheep ankle bone games /shagai/ such as:

  • “Colored turtle” (sheep or goat knuckle bones arranged into turtle shape) -“Horse racing” (win the race with your knucklebones
  • ankle bone catch” (test your speed and skill in this exciting game)
  • “ankle bone flicking” (show off your aim by flicking knuckle bones)


16th Feb 2018 THE FIRST DAY OF THE LUNAR NEW YEAR

6am - take your predetermined, personal first steps of the New Year before the sun rises according to Mongolian traditions relating to your individual birthday and year. You will be given individual instructions on which directions to head out and come back and what rituals to do (e.g. lighting a small fire or breaking small peace of wood etc) depending of your date of birth.

7 am- Have a delicious breakfast to fuel you for a full day of activities with the local herders to welcome the Dog year of 2018 on a right note. The activities include

  • Visit a herder’s family on the first day of the Lunar New Year
  • Learn traditional greeting, “Zolgoh”
  • Prepare and eat traditional meals
  • See the new calves
  • Enjoy watching a winter horse race and try your hand at archery
  • Give and receive your new year presents resents
  • Horse racing
  • Ride horses and camels
  • Lunch
  • Photos with traditional dress
  • More archery
  • Free time for relaxing
  • Dinner
  • Learn the traditional Mongolian traditional ballroom dances “Zadgai tsagaan”, “Khumuun turlukhtun”
  • Learn the spring game and participate in a competition

HOPE YOU WILL ENJOY OUR LUNAR NEW YEAR

PRICE LIST

Service

Price /per person/

2 day event program for adults
(not including food, accommodation or transportation)

48$ or 120.000₮

2 day event program for children between 6-13 years old
(not including food, accommodation or transportation)

16$

2 night stay in a wooden ger with meals

280.600₮

2 night stay in a luxury room with meals

388.400₮

2 night stay in a standard room with twin beds with meals

322.400₮

2 night stay in a standard room with bunk beds with meals

300.400₮

Return transportation from Ulaanbaatar (1-10 people per group)

35.000₮

Return transportation from Ulaanbaarar (11-16 people group)

30.000₮

Phone: 976-70000450, 99043547, and 99993200
E-mail: info@mongoliansecrethistory.mn Web site: www.mongoliansecrethistory.mn https:www.facebook.com/mongoliansecrethistory/