In Mongolia, the first celebration of the year is the Lunar New Year Festival, known as Tsagaan Sar - or ‘white moon’. The date of the celebrations is determined according to lunar calendar. It’s a great family celebration with many traditions and lasts three days. During the celebration, "Ul Boov" (traditional Mongolian biscuit cake) are put in layers on a big plate. The number of layers shouldalways be odd; traditionally, grandparents are given 7 layers of Ul Boov, parents – 5 layers, and young couples – 3 layers.
This year, on Sunday 19th March, ‘Kitchen All’ LLC organised an event entitled 'Day of Mongolian Food Culture’, the aim of which is to advertise Mongolian traditional food culture. A central attraction is an 'Ul Boov' with, no less than, 81 layers, with which the organisers hope to get into the Guinness World Records. After the event, some of the Ul Boov will be distributed to families living below the poverty level in Ulaanbaatar. Other pieces of the Ul Boov cake will be presented to members of the public services and police.