Tsagaan Sar Цагаан сар - the Mongolian Lunar New Year - meaning the "White Moon".
Tsagaan Sar Цагаан сар - Le nouvel an lunaire mongol - Signifiant la "lune blanche".Any suggestion, improvement…? Many thanks and please, contact us…
In the Mongolian calendar, the lunar phases are named; Bituun (for the dark moon), Shined (new crescent moon), Tergel (full moon), and Huuchid (waxing moon).
What to do or not to do, during Tsagaan Sar?
“When you greet someone, make sure to ask the age of the people. [and greet the most senior people first].
If you offered snuff-bottle, receive it with your right hand and give back the snuff-bottle with the loosened cap as you received.
Husband and wife are prohibited to perform “Zolgolt” [to avoid risks of divorce].”(discovermongolia.mn)
“In 1206, when Temujin established the Great Mongol Empire and proclaimed as the Chinggis Khan, he ordered to celebrate Tsagaan Sar in spring aiming to raise peace, kindness, and respect among the people. Mongols used to celebrate the holiday by wearing all white, riding white horse, eating white foods made by dairy products and exchanging white gifts.”(source : discovermongolia.mn)