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Mongolians participate in ASC Awards

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By B.TUNGALAG The 29th Annual ASC Awards, organized by the American Society of Cinematographers, took place on February 15 in Los Angeles, USA. Cultural Merit Cinematographer D.Angarag, E.Sant-Amar, D.Nomin, Ch.Shinebayar, Ch.Davaasuren, Kh.Jigjidsuren, E.Telmuun and L.Nyamjargal participate in the event from Mongolia. D.Angarag previously worked on famous Mongolia movies such as “Minii Khursh Chutgur” (My Neighbor [...]

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State Zaan Ch.Sanjaadamba triumphs tsagaan sar wrestling tournament

winner Ch.Sanjaadamba (right) with runner-up M.Usukhbayar (left)

By B.DULGUUN Out of the top 256 Mongolian wrestlers battling in the Lunar New Year of the “Mad” Wooden Sheep, Ulsiin Zaan (State Elephant) Ch.Sanjaadamba of Bukhbilegt Arena has become the winner of the nationwide wrestling tournament of Tsagaan Sar for the second time. Strong and commendable competitors included Darkhan Avarga G.Usukhbayar, State Champions S.Munkhbat [...]

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OT reports export of its one millionth ton of copper concentrate

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By Ch.KHALIUN Last Thursday, Oyu Tolgoi LLC (OT) reported that the company had shipped its one millionth ton of copper concentrate. The company exported its first shipment of concentrate in July 2013. President and CEO of OT Andrew Woodley said, “It is a very important achievement for our company. Exporting its one millionth ton of [...]

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Blizzard blocks province roads during Tsagaan Sar

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By M.ZOLJARGAL A heavy blizzard on Friday morning blocked roads with snow in Darkhan-Uul, Orkhon, and Selenge provinces, also bringing whiteout and conditions and causing massive traffic congestion on the road from Orkhon Province to Ulaanbaatar. Drivers and passengers were stuck on the road for more than four hours as the blizzard blew heavy snow [...]

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State heads host Lunar New Year greeting ceremony

President Ts.Elbegdorj (second from left), Speaker Z.Enkhbold (from left) and Prime Minister Ch.Saikhanbileg (second from tight) during the greeting ceremony at the State Ceremonial Ger Palace

On the morning of the first day of the Lunar New Year, on the threshold of the XVII Jaran, President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj paid tribute to the Statue of the Chinggis Khaan and the symbol of state of Mongolia, the Nine White Banners. Following the tribute, President Elbegdorj, Speaker of the State Great Khural Z.Enkhbold, [...]

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Interesting facts about Tsagaan Sar

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By B.DULGUUN Ul Boov (Pastry) Ul Boov or Kheviin boov are the long round pastries stack up to create the main dish of Tsagaan Sar. These round pastries are stack up in three or more layers, but the number of layers has to be in an odd number as each layer represents fortune and misery. [...]

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Modern Tsagaan Sar

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By Ch.KHALIUN Since everything changes with time, Mongolians’ attitude towards Tsagaan Sar and the way it is celebrated has changed. In modern times, both elders and young people dress up in the Mongolian traditional garment, especially young families dress up in matching deels. The sight of people dressed in colorful and flamboyant deels increases the [...]

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Tsagaan Sar around the world

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By B.NARANTUYA My grandmother is nearly 70 years old and like other seniors, she starts to prepare for Tsagaan Sar very early with excitement. When my grandmother was a young woman in socialist times when celebration of Tsagaan Sar was forbidden in relation to the ban on all religion and ethnic separation. My grandmother, A.Nansalmaa, [...]

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Tsagaan Sar journal

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By B.TUNGALAG This year’s Tsagaan Sar took place on February 19, rather later than usual. My family has four members, my grandmother, father, younger sister and me. On Bituun, or Tsagaan Sar’s Eve, my grandmother cooked the dishes and younger sister cleaned our house. By 7:00 p.m. my younger sister and I prepared the table [...]

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Cost of Tsagaan Sar

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By B.KHASH-ERDENE Tsagaan Sar is arguably the most expensive event for Mongolian families. Households prepare extravagant gifts, dishes, and clothing (often at a cost they are not able to afford) in the hopes that the new lunar year will bring them abundance and wealth. Many families go to great lengths to impress visitors and drain [...]

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