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Tibetan Holidays

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  • Jade
    Hi Everyone, Here is a short list of some Tibetan holidays: Tibet hosts numerous festivals throughout the year that attract the faithful as well as curious
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 6, 2009
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      Hi Everyone,

      Here is a short list of some Tibetan holidays:

      Tibet hosts numerous festivals throughout the year that attract the faithful as well as curious onlookers.

      Dancing monks can be seen in the Year End Festival (February-March), held to dispel the evil of the old year and auspiciously usher in the new one.

      Losar (New Year Festival) is a colorful week of activities (February-March), including Tibetan drama, pilgrims making incense offerings and Tibetans dressed in their finest crowding the streets.

      Cham dancing and chang drinking are the order of the day at the Tsurphu Festival (May-June) - the highlight is the dance of the Karmapa.


      Tibetan girls dressed up in the latest fashion
      The Gyantse Horse Racing Festival is a traditional event that takes place in June and features dances, picnics, archery and equestrian events.

      The Chökor Duchen Festival, held in Lhasa around August-September, celebrates Buddha's first sermon at Sarnath.

      The Bathing Festival (September-October) has locals washing away the previous year's grime in the river.

      Lhabab Düchen (November-December) commemorates Buddha's descent from heaven


      Greetings,

      Jade
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