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Tibetan Festivals

In Tibet, we have lots of festival throughout the year. Most Tibetan festivals are closer related to Tibetan Buddhism.  We have more than hundreds of festivals including activities like horse racing, singing, display of religious artwork, dancing and praying.  Followings are the schedule and explanation of some of the major festival in Tibet.

Festival Region Date
Tibetan New Year Tibet/Amdo/Kham 5th February 2019
Monlam Festival Tibet/Amdo/Kham 9th-19th February 2019
Saga Dawa Festival Tibet/Amdo/Kham 17th June 2019
Gyantse Damak Festival Gyantse, Tibet 20th – 23rd July 2019
Yogurt Festival Lhasa, Tibet 30th August – 5th September 2019
Tibetan Bathing Festival Lhasa, Tibet 4th-10th September 2019
Ongkhor Festival Tibet October 2019
Palden Lhamo Festival  Lhasa, Tibet 12th December 2019
Nagqu Horse Racing Nagqu, Tibet 10th-15th August 2019

Followings are of Some Important Festivals in Tibet

Tibetan New Year

Losar, The Tibetan New Year 

Losar means Tibetan New year. This is one of the most important festivals in the entire years, similar to the Christmas in West and Spring festival in Other parts of China. During the Tibetan New year, we will make sure every one of back home to celebrate it…

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Monlam Festival

Monlam Festival

Monlam festival is the religious festival in Lhasa started by Je Tsongkhapa, The founder of the Gelugpa Sect of the Tibetan Buddhism in Tibet. The first Monlam was initiated by him on the year 1409. It is said he has used all the money offered by the devotee to him…

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Saga Dawa

Saga Dawa

Saga Dawa festival is a month-long festival which is commemorated on the fourth month of Tibetan lunar calendar, Buddhist all over the commemorate the life of Buddha. Many travel website and many other websites regard it as the celebration…

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Gyantse Damak Festival

Gyantse Damak Festival

Gyantse Damak or the Gyantse Horse racing festival is celebrated in the town of Gyantse. The Gyantse is considered as the leading producer of barley in Tibet, and the town has significant cultural Influences in Tibetan Culture and tradition….

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yogurt festival

Yogurt Festival ཞོ་སྟོན་

Yogurt festival is also known as Drepung monastery festivals. In Tibetan Buddhist tradition, monks would stay in the monastery for a retreat for the summer months to avoid walking on the emerging summer insects and Killing them. The celebration…

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Tibetan Bathing Festival

Tibetan Bathing Festival

Tibetan Bathing festival is one of the unique festivals you will come up with while you are traveling in Tibet. The festival is of a week long, and sometimes it is called Tibetan Bathing week. Its celebrate on the 1st Week of the seventh month….

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Ongkhor Festival

Ongkhor Festival

Ongkhor is one of the most important festivals for Tibetan farming communities in a year. This festival is the celebrations to bring good luck for the annual harvesting from the Farmland. The festival is normally celebrated…

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Palden Lhamo Festival

Palden Lhamo Festival 

Palden Lhamo festival is celebrated only in Lhasa. People from other parts of the Tibet would call it Lhasa’s Palden Lhamo festival. The festival falls on the 15th days of the 10th month of Tibetan Calander. This is the celebration….

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Nagqu Horse Racing Festival

Nagqu Horse Racing Festival

Nagqu horse racing festival is the most magnificent annual festival in Nagqu, the Largest prefecture in Tibet. This is the grandest yearly celebration in northern Tibet. It is celebrated when the grasses are tallest, and the weather….

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