Mongolian cured meat — borts
At every mongolian supermarket you can find different packages with the same label «borts». No, it’s not a mistake and not the name of the traditional Ukranian soup «borscht», this is dried meat. The word «borts» comes from the Mongolian «bortslokh» — «dry meat».
The Morin Khuur — Mongolian national musical instrument
Morin khuur is a Mongolian national musical instrument. In 2008, UNESCO included it in the list of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Baby’s first haircut in Mongolia — ritual «taah»
In a traditional Mongolian family, a baby’s the first haircut is a very important ritual. According to the old tradition, boys have first haircut at the age of 3-5, and girls — at 2-4. The tradition is rooted deep in history, when there was a high infant mortality rate in Mongolia.