In the result of research conducted by a group of scientists from the Mongolian Academy of Sciences, was found that Genghis Khan was born on the 1st day of the first month of winter in the year of Water Horse in the third sixth decade of the lunar calendar, i.e. in 1162 AD. So, in 2012, in Mongolia was organized celebration of the anniversary - 850 years since the birth of the Emperor.
However, the first day of winter falls by the lunar calendar every year on different dates in the Gregorian traditional calculus. Therefore, the President of Mongolia, Ts. Elbegdorzh, issued a decree on annual celebration of Genghis Khan's birthday according to the lunar calendar. On this day, in the country is declared an official holiday.
In 2013, Mongolia's first day of lunar winter fell on… November 4. Celebrations of Genghis Khan birthday were organized in capital of state, Ulan Bator. Everytime, on official ceremony is raising the national flag. Rising of it is accompanied by a guard of honor and here also is shown main symbols of Mongolia - nine white horsetails.
On the holiday, every visitor of the Mongolian capital can see big parade with dancers in national costumes from different eras: ancient Mongolia, the Mongolian Empire and modern Mongols.
Also ceremonial presentation includes the investiture of state's highest award - the Order of "Genghis Khan". It is awarded once a year for outstanding and meritorious achievements of the Mongolian (strengthening national unity, construction and development of a democratic society and more).
To celebrate the biggest holiday every year in another day is an ancient tradition for Mongolia, and this fact could be unclear for us. Surely, this interesting tradition will survive in the 3rd millennium, and name of Genghis Khan will be known by all generations after our era.