National Holiday of Mongolia
From 11 to 13 July Mongolia celebrates its most important holiday – Naadam Festival. It commemorates also the 102nd anniversary of Mongolia’s independence.
The National Festival is celebrated all over the country every year and involves competition in three traditional games: horseracing, wrestling and archery.
Rituals of Naadam date back to the times of Genghis Khan. In 2010 this tradition has been inscribed on UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list.