Reindeer Festival Mongolia Tour
The Reindeer Festival in Taiga-Tsagaan Nuur town, located in the Khuvsgul province of Northern Mongolia, is a unique and meaningful event that takes place every winter. The festival celebrates an ancient tradition that is both mysterious and practical.
During the winter months in northern Mongolia, the oldest man of the reindeer tribe blows a long wooden horn that produces a low, melancholy sound. This tradition is said to have originated as a means of scaring away evil spirits during the dark winter days, but the horn was also used as a means of communication between the reindeer people.
The Reindeer Festival is a colourful and vibrant celebration of dance, music, and reindeer that abruptly awakens the sleepy alpine village of Tsagaannuur every winter. The festival typically takes place in March, which is often thought to mark the end of winter and the beginning of spring.
Mongolia hosts several winter festivals during this time, including the
“Silver Reed of Western Mongolia – The Khovd Ice Festival” as “Mungulug Shagshuurga 21-22 January,”
The “Ice Festival 1-4 March” in Khuvsgul province,
The “Camel Festival 4-5 March” in South Gobi,
The “Reindeer Festival 5-6 March” in Khuvsgul Province,
The small “Eagle Festival 4-5 March” near Ulaanbaatar city.
These festivals are a great way to experience the unique culture and traditions of Mongolia, as well as to celebrate the changing of the seasons.
For more details about the festival: Reindeer Snow Festival