Holidays & Observances in Mongolia
Mongolia is an Asian country located between Russia and China. It has a rich cultural history that it has managed to maintain despite being wedged between two of the most powerful countries in the world. Buddhism is the most popular religion, but years of governmental repression has led to more and more irreligious people. It was only recently that Mongolia established a separation of church and state, encouraging a new influx of religion. There are still no religious holidays recognized officially, but Buddhists, as well as a substantial number of Muslims, Christians, and Shamans are free to celebrate their religious holidays openly. Most of the holidays that are officially celebrated are meant to encourage national pride.