Tibetan Festival Calendar (Year 2007)

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If you plan your tour of Tibet well, not only will you be able to see the pristine beauty of the region, you could also participate in the numerous highly colourful festivals of region. Hardly a day passes without some festivities, ceremonial observances or pilgrimages occurring in some part of the region or the other. Whichever festival you include in your travel itenery, be sure to carry lots of film. Trust us, you are going to need it.

LIST OF FESTIVALS

DATES IN TIBETAN CALENDAR

YEAR 2006

YEAR 2007

TIBETAN NEW YEAR (LOSAR)

1-3 of the 1st Lunar month

Feb 28

Feb 19

MONLAM PRAYER FESTIVAL

4-11 of the 1st lunar month

Mar 3-10

Feb 22-Mar 1

BUTTER LAMP/ CHOE-NGA CHOEPA

15th of the 1st Lunar month

Mar 14

Mar 4

SAGA DAWA

15th of the 4th Lunar month

June 11

May 31

GYANTSE HORSE RACE

14-18th of 4th Lunar month

June 10-13

May 30-June 3

THANKA UNVEILING AT TASHILHUNPO

15th of the 5th Lunar month

July 11

June 22

ZAMLING CHISANG /SAMYA DOLDE

15th of the 5th Lunar month

July 11

June 22

CHOEKOR DUECHEN

4th of the 6th Lunar month

July 29

July 18

SHOTON FESTIVAL

30th of the 6th Lunar month

Aug 23-27

Aug 12-18

NAGCHU HORSE RACE

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Aug 10-16

Aug 10-16

LHABAB DHECHEN

22nd of the 9th Lunar month

Nov 12

Nov 3

PALDEN LHAMO FESTIVAL

15th of the 10th Lunar month

Dec 4

Nov 26

GADEN NGA-CHOE

25th of the 10th Lunar month

Dec15

Dec 7

GADEN THANKA UNVEILING

15th of 6th Lunar month

Aug 9

July 29

LABRANG MONLAM

8th of the 7th Lunar month

Aug 23

Aug 20

LITHANG HORSE RACE

 

July10-16

July 10-16

JE KUNDO HORSE RACE YESHU)

 

July 25- Aug 1

July 25-Aug 1

TIJI FESTIVAL MUSTANG (PALACE)

25-29th the 3rd Lunar month

May 22-26

May 13-17

TIJI FESTIVAL MUSTANG (MONASTERY)

5-9th of the 5th Lunar month

June 30-July 4

June 20-24

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