Mongolia's capital Ulan Bator has launched a campaign to clean up the environment ahead of the traditional "White Moon" festival or the Lunar New Year, the press office of the municipal government said Wednesday.
"Mayor of the capital city Sainbuyan Amarsaikhan on Tuesday ordered relevant officials of all nine districts of the city to intensify collection, transportation and disposal of waste in the city before the White Moon," the press office said in a statement.
The government also urged citizens to join the one-month campaign called "Let's welcome White Moon without litter."
The White Moon, the most important holiday in Mongolia, symbolizes the start of spring and the end of winter. The festival falls on Feb. 23 this year.
All Mongolian families clean up their homes ahead of the festival, believing good luck comes with cleanliness.