Under the Communist regime, all religions were banned in Mongolia for 70 years. In order to avoid losing the centuries-old shamanic tradition, the ceremonies were successfully held at night in remote places in the woods. And with success. After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1992 and Mongolia regaining its independence, shamanism made a major comeback. Because the majority of shamans are not registered, exact number are lacking. It is estimated that there are over 20 000 shamans in Mongolia today. [Source: The Corporate Union of Shamans] In addition to that, there a many people who use their service and follow their belief by honouring the divine in everything.