Tibet Festivals

Tibet Autonomous Region has many festivals. From the beginning to the end of the year, there are over twenty festivals of a year. The festivals are the period for people to get together, dancing and singing. Traditional festivals mostly have relationship with religion, and now the festivals also celebrated for folk-custom and entertainment. The most famous Tibet Festivals are Tibetan New Year, Butter Lamp Festival, Great Prayer Festival, Saga Dawa, Shoton Festival, Horse Racing Festival, Bathing Festival, Onkor/Harvest Festival and so on.

Tibetan New Year is the most significant festival in Tibet. Different areas have different way to celebrate this festival, and the one of Lhasa is the representative. Great Prayer Festival is the grandest religious festival in Tibet. Monks of Dreprang Monastery, Sera Monastery and Gaden Monastery will assemble in Jokhang Monastery on the occasion. Horse Racing Festival is celebrated in Gyantse in the month of July. Horse racing and archery were first started in Gyantse in 1408. The Bathing Festival often falls on the first ten days of the seventh Tibetan month. Tibetans have the strong belief that bathing for the consecutive seven nights will enable them to keep off cold and plague, and therefore enjoy good health and long life. In this page, you will find detail information about Tibet festival for your reference. If you interested in the festivals in Tibet, you can choose to travel to Tibet during the festivals.

Tibetan New Year

Tibetan New Year

Tibetan New Year, or Losar, is the traditional festival for all the Tibetan people. Monks in Tibet also celebrate the New Year as normal Tibetans. Time of the Tibetan New Year The time of the Tibetan New year i...

Shoton Festival in Tibet

Shoton Festival in Tibet

Shoton is the transliteration of two Tibetan words which mean 'Yoghurt Banquet'. In ancient times, folks went into mountain hermitages to do penance. On the last day of the festival, Yoghurt is served as meal fol...

Butter Lamp Festival in Tibet

Butter Lamp Festival in Tibet

Butter Lamp Festival  in Tibet is the last climax of the New Year Festival and the celebration of Monlam Prayer Festival. Lamas and artisans make butter sculptures of different figures, flowers, birds and animals an...

Tibet Festivals Schedule

Tibet Festivals Schedule

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