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Tibet Festivals

Tibet festivals have rich contents, including worship, farming, commemoration, celebration, social recreation and so on.

We listed all festivals in Tibet here, such as Tibetan New Year (Losar), Butter Lamp Festival, Saga Dawa Festival and Shoton festivals, etc.

Main Tibetan Festivals:


January:

Tibetan New Year ( in January of Tibetan Calendar )
Tibetan New Year in Shigatse ( in January of Tibetan Calendar  )
Great Prayer Festival ( January 4th to 11th of Tibetan Calendar  )


March:

Linzhi Peach Blossom Festival ( from late March to early April )


April:

Gyantse Horse Racing Festival ( in April of Tibetan Calendar )
Tsurphu Cham Dance Festival ( April 10th of Tibetan Calendar )
Saga Dawa Festival ( April 15th of Tibetan Calendar )


May:

Tashilhunpo Thangka Festival ( May 14th to 16th of Tibetan Calendar )
Dzamling Chisang or Universal Prayer Day ( May 15th of Tibetan Calendar )


June:

Chokhor Duchen Festival ( June 4th of Tibetan Calendar )
Ganden Thangka Festival ( June 15th of Tibetan Calendar )
Tibet Shoton Festival ( from late June to early July of Tibetan Calendar )


July:

Tibetan Bathing Festival ( in July of Tibetan Calendar )
Damxung Horse Racing Festival ( in July of Tibetan Calendar )
Pabang Dangkuo Festival ( ( on July 15th of Sheep Year)
Yushu Horse Racing Festival ( from July 25 to August 1 of Tibetan Calendar )
Ongkor Festival ( in July or August of Tibetan Calendar )


August:

Litang Horse Racing Festvial ( Aug.1st )
Nagqu Horse Racing Festvial ( Aug.1st of Tibetan Calendar )
Xiangxiong Cultural Festival ( in August )
Jinguo Yak Racing Festvial ( Aug.15th of Tibetan Calendar )


September:

Buddha's Descent Day ( Sept. 22nd of Tibetan Calendar )


October:

Fairy Festival ( Oct.15th of Tibetan Calendar )
Butter Lamp Festival ( Oct.25th of Tibetan Calendar )


December:

Sera Bengqin Festival ( Dec.27th of Tibetan Calendar )

 

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Tibet Festival Celebration
August 05, 2021