Today at my Mongolian language class we learned about the upcoming Mongolian New Year holiday which is called Tsagaan Sar, which means “White Moon holiday”. It follows the lunar calendar, so this year it is February 10,11,12.
People greet each other by saying “Amar bain uu? They hold out their arms and grasp the others elbows for support. During the greeting ceremony family members hold long pieces of colored cloth called “khadag”. Typically it is blue to represent the beautiful blue sky.
After they enjoy a huge feast which lasts for days.
This is my sweet Mongolian teacher Tserenchimeg Tseren holding her khadag.