Mongolia Overview

Business Hours in Mongolia

Business hours in Mongolia

Local time, Business Hours and Holidays

Mongolian Standard Time (MST) is thirteen (13) hours ahead of EST in the fall and winter months and 12 hours ahead in spring and summer months. Mongolia does not use daylights-savings time in spring and fall. The standard 40-hour workweek is 0900-1800 (9:00am – 6:00pm), Monday through Friday, with Saturday and Sunday off. Holidays are as follows.

Mongolian Holidays for 2020

January 1WednesdaySubstitute Day of New Year Day
February 24MondayLunar New Year*
February  25TuesdayLunar New Year*
February  26WednesdayLunar New Year*
March 8SundayInternational Women’s day
June 1MondayMother and Child Day
June 5FridayGreat Buddha Day
July 11SaturdayNational Holiday/Naadam
July 12SundayNational Holiday/Naadam
July 13MondayNational Holiday/Naadam
July 14TuesdayNational Holiday/Naadam
July 15WednesdayNational Holiday/Naadam
November 16MondayBirthday of Genghis Khaan
November 26ThursdayIndependence day
December 29FridayNational Independence Day
  • The official organizations like the government offices usually work from 09:00 to 18:00 with a one-hour break, and they do not work on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Post offices and scenic sights are always open daily from 08:00-09:30 to 16:00-18:00.
  • The hospital clinics and its first-aid center are usually served for 24 hours.
  • Hotels also offer the round-the-clock service to any lodger. Shops, department stores and supermarkets are open every day from 08:30-09:30 to 21:30-00:00, including public holidays.
  • Restaurants and bars are always open from around 12:00 to the late night, sometimes even into the small hours or for all night.
  • Public bus in Ulaanbaatar city starts service at 07:00am and stops at 21:00 – 22:00, but taxies are available 24 hours, but it is hard to take one at peak hours (07:00 – 09:00 and 17:00 – 19:00).
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