Woody Packard

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New Year's Well-Being Send

The fact that it is 18°F below zero has never deterred Mongolians I have met, and it certainly did not keep them from ringing in the New Year in Sukhbaatar Square this evening. The title is a close literal translation of the Mongolian expression, their equivalent of our "Happy New Year!" In addition to the English happy-new-year-happy-new-year, the final two songs are very traditional New Year's songs, which we have heard again and again at various celebrations this time of year