White moon and the rite of passage.
White Moon is the biggest national holiday passed down from the ancestors.
In 1206, Genghis Khan established the Great Mongolian State and decreed that the white moon should be celebrated at the beginning of spring when cattle are calving, when the food and herbs are blooming. But before that, this festival was called the dairy festival and was celebrated in autumn. The traditional festival of the Mongolian people is during the white moon, when they value unity and honor their elders.
That is why it is customary to pay respect to the oldest people in the country. In return, young people are very grateful to receive blessings from their elders. During these days, it was important to live in harmony by tolerating quarrels and bad words.
Unfortunately, this traditional holiday has been turned into an expensive one to flaunt one’s waistline, which some people resent and view as a burden. Since ancient times, Mongolians used to prepare their meat and juice to serve during the lunar month during the winter season, and prepare their dairy products for the dish during the autumn season, when there is an abundance of rice.
Even when washing the children’s hands, they used to give curds to their fingers and buns, which did not cause much trouble to the herdsmen. But nowadays, as people live a settled life, they are buying everything from food to juice, which has become a considerable expense for people.
One of the many rites that are cherished during the White Moon is the Zolola ritual. During his reign, Genghis Khan united many provinces and formed a state called Tulgar, so the custom of zulja was created as a symbol of unity. That’s why they used to hold a white cloth when carrying out the handshake, which was not only a symbol of unity, but also meant that one’s hands are not empty.
However, this tradition has gradually turned into a money craze in modern times. It seems as if the young people kiss their elders with money, receive the appropriate service, and leave with a small thing called a gift in return. Can we hide the fact that sometimes we feel sad that our traditional festival of getting to know our relatives will become a festival of bargaining?
It should be done
Mongolians hold the khadgi as a turban during the festival. Khadag is very diverse in terms of patterns and letters, and it also varies in length and length. .Ayush Khadgi, which has a human shape as a pattern, is mainly built for parents, elderly people, and dear people, and Nanjvandan Khadgi, which has sun and moon letters, is usually used for funeral ceremonies. Bowing or bowing to the person holding the shadji with its mouth facing the person holding it. The receiver must take the lock with both hands and fold it carefully. There is also a custom to build a wall for the elderly or famous people in the area.
The younger brother takes out his hand and points it to the mouth of the person who is to be licked. A person who harvests khada can harvest khada together with khada. The person laying the nails should not make all the fingers with his nails. Hold the nail in the palm of your hand by pressing it against your thumb. Don’t know how to lay your hair. You will be happy when you put your hair down.
In the tradition of holding the khadag, the younger person gives the khadag to the elder, but in the khadag ceremony, he does not give the khadag to anyone, he always keeps it for himself. You can date someone of any age. Hadagtai zolguno means to wrap the right ring finger of the right hand from one end of the hlaga from the inside to the side with the ring finger in a downward direction. Also, if a person approaches you to make fun of you and starts to wrap his finger around you, you should think that this person respects me a lot.