Subject: Speaker Series - February 10th 5:30 PM, Natsagdorj library

ACMS Speaker Series
Tsagaan Sar: Traditions and customs explained
Speaker: Tsermaa Tomorbaatar

5:30 PM, Tuesday - February 10th, 2015, American Corner, Ulaanbaatar public library

            Tsagaan Sar is a family festival, which is celebrated on the first day of the Lunar new year to put some cheer in the endless winter months and mark the beginning of spring. As one of the oldest and most important of Mongolian holidays, it is filled with ceremony, symbolism and ritual. This presentation is to focus on how modern Tsagaan Sar is celebrated, looking at the symbolism of the dress, food and associated paraphernalia . For those unfamiliar with the holiday, etiquette and rituals related to the holiday will be demonstrated and explained. Samples of traditional food will also be available.
About the Presenters

 Speaker Tsermaa Tomorbaatar :

Dr. Tsermaa Tomorbaatar has been the head of the ACMS language and cultural programs since 2008. She holds a Ph.D. in linguistics from the State Pedagogical University of Mongolia and the author of 16 books and articles on Mongolian language. She had been involved in the preparation and hosting Tsagaan Sar celebrations for 29+ years.

For more information visit the ACMS website

Thank you to the American Corner and the Natsagdorj Library for sponsoring this event.


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