The year 2012 marks the 850th anniversary of Chinggis Khaan, the founder and Great Khaan of the Mongol Empire. In accordance with this significant occasion, the President of Mongolia
Ts.Elbegdorj issued a decree №04 on January 09, 2012 to celebrate the day of birth of Chinggis Khaan (Genghis Khan) - Temujin (Temuujin) in a large-scale throughout the nation.
It is of paramount importance to highlight the day of the year and pass it on to the next generation of our nation by officially fixing the day of birth of Great Khaan and commemorating the day as the National Pride Day.
- THE DECREE OF THE PRESIDENT OF MONGOLIA -
To commemorate the birth date of Chinggis Khaan - Temujin
Decree is acted upon the Section 1 of Article 34 of the Constitution of Mongolia and Section 1 of Article 9 of Law for President of Mongolia, ORDERS:
1. Based on proposals presented by the Academy of Sciences of Mongolia the day of birth of Chinggis Khaan has been officially fixed on the first day of the first winter month of 1162 or the Horse Year in the third sexagenarian cycle.
2. This day will be celebrated as the National Pride Day.
- The President of Mongolia Tsakhia Elbegdorj -
According to the Decree the official day to celebrate Great Khaan Temujin’s birthday or National Pride Day occurs on every first day of the first winter month due to the lunar calendar and the date therefore varies each year. Thus, for this year the first day of the first winter month occurs on November 14, 2012 (Wednesday), also it coincides with Dashnyam day which means "cheerfulness and energy".