Republic Day in Mongolia in 2019

Republic Day in Mongolia in 2019
Traditional Mongolian Gers.
  How long until Republic Day?
This holiday next takes place in 40 days.
  Dates of Republic Day in Mongolia
2021 Mongolia Fri, Nov 26 National Holiday
2020 Mongolia Thu, Nov 26 National Holiday
2019 Mongolia Tue, Nov 26 National Holiday
2018 Mongolia Mon, Nov 26 National Holiday
The Mongolian People's Republic was proclaimed on 26 November 1924
  Local name
Uls tunhaglasnii Üdür

When is Mongolian Republic Day?

Republic Day is a public holiday in Mongolia on 26th November.

Also known as Proclamation Day, the day commemorates the proclamation of the Mongolian People's Republic in 1924.

History of Mongolian Republic Day

From 1691, Outer Mongolia had been a territory of the Chinese Qing dynasty. A move for independence had been stoked at the start of the 20th century after the Qing dynasty implemented cultural assimilation policies in Outer Mongolia to strengthen the Chinese identity of the territory.

When the Qing dynasty collapsed in 1911, Mongolia declared independence. The newly formed Republic of China considered Outer Mongolia to be part of its territory; and emboldened by the collapse of the Russian Empire, Chinese troops were sent to occupy Mongolia. The Chinese were ousted in February 1921, when the Mongols received support from Russian soldiers fighting against the Bolsheviks.

This forced the hands of the Soviet Russians who supported the Mongolian People's Party and on 11 July 1921, Mongolia again declared independence, starting a close relationship with the Soviet Union that would last until 1990.

On 26 November 1924, the Mongolian People's Republic was proclaimed.

Did you know?

On becoming a republic, the capital of Mongolia, Niislel Khüree was renamed Ulaanbaatar (Ulan Bator), meaning "Red Hero."

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