The Buddha Exhibition marks the opening of Lhasa Shoton Festival at the Drepung Monastery on August 6, 2013. [Photo/Xinhua]
For Tibetans, the Shoton Festival is second only to their new year. People get a week off to pray and play. The word Shoton means yogurt banquet. But these days, it takes on all forms of celebration.
For more on the Shoton Festival in Tibet, let’s cross live to our reporter Wang Mangmang in Lhasa.
Q1: The Buddha Exhibition which marks the opening of the festival is set to start soon at the Drepung Monastery. What’s the situation there now?
Q2: Why will the exhibition be held at the Drepung Monastery? What is so special about the monastery?
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