Lingka Festival

According to tradition, the festival starts from the Saka Dawa Festival (on the 15th day of the fourth Tibetan month), and reaches climaxes during the Incense Festival (on the 15th day of the fifth month) and the Shoton Festival (on the first day of the seventh month).


Tsong Khapa's Festival

The Tsong Khapa's Festival, also known as Tsong Khapa Butter Lamp Festival, marks the anniversary of the death of Tsong Khapa, the founder of Gelukpa Sect.


Harvest Festival

The Harvest Festival is celebrated at the end of the seventh Tibetan month just before peasants begin to reap their crops. This is usually in September of the Gregorian calendar.


Bathing Festival

Generally, it lasts from July 6 - 12 on the Tibetan calendar, when the planet Venus, which Tibetans believe as sacred, appears in the sky. At that time, Tibetans believe river water is at its purest and can cure diseases.


Shoton Festival

The Shoton Festival begins July 1 on the Tibetan calendar, and lasts a week.It is also known as the Yogurt (Banquet) Festival since locals customarily eat Tibetan yogurt during the gala.


Nagqu Horseracing Festival

The Nagqu Horseracing Festival begins on August 1 on the Gregorian calendar each year, and lasts from five to 15 days.The festival is an important folk festival in Tibet.

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