Tsagaan Sar – Dos and Don’ts

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)

Tsagaan Sar in white

“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)

Tsagaan Sar

Tsagaan Sar

Tsagaan Sar Цагаан сар - the Mongolian Lunar New Year - meaning the "White Moon". It is a momentous moment in traditional Mongolian life, an opportunity to show respect to elders, to reflect on the meaning of life, and to gather around ritual and culinary activities. Figure among them an exchange of snuffboxes. Or the development of a piece made of an odd number of layers of biscuits ( shiniin idee ). Tsagaan sar means "Month of the White" and begins at the rising moon, giving specific importance to the watch named bituun .

Tsagaan Sar Цагаан сар - Le nouvel an lunaire mongol - Signifiant la "lune blanche".



Tsagaan Sar Цагаан сар is the Mongolian Lunar New Year, litter. meaning “White Moon”. (Mongolian lg, Cyrillic wr, Mongolian bichig wr)

Tsagaan Sar Цагаан сар est la nouvelle année lunaire mongole, signifiant « Lune blanche ».

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