Coldest 81 days of winter start today

B.Nyamdari

2017-12-22 09:26 GMT+8

Mongolians traditionally count winter cold days as a nine cycle of nine days, totalling to 81 days. The first nine days start today on December 22nd.

Mongolians believed that over 81 days it starts to get cold and then get warmer and reaching the first day of spring and warmth.

The first day of first nine day cycle coincides with winter equinox. Ironically the weather forecast for the next few days promise severe cold and snow, as today the day temperature will range around -12C to -14C, while at night will drop to -26C. 

Nine cycles of nine days

First nine days Dec 22-30
Distilled vodka will freeze

Second nine days Dec 31-Jan 8
Tripple distilled vodka will freeze

Third nine days Jan 9-17 
Horn of three year old calf will freeze

Fourth nine days Jan 18-26
Horn of four year old calf will freeze

Fifth nine days Jan 27- Feb 4
Boiled rice won't freeze

Sixth nine days Feb 5-13 
Roads start show

Seventh nine days Feb 14-22
Hills start to show

Eigth nine days Feb 23- Mar 2
Splish and splash

Nineth nine days Mar 3-12
Warmth will start

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