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Tibetan Festival Calendar for 2016

Festivals are lively events that bring together Tibetans from all over the plateau. The more than 100 major and minor festivals that take place throughout the year include horse racing, dancing, singing, praying, and displays of religious artwork.Each area of Tibet has its own distinctive style.

Here is a list of mainly Tibetan Festivals and corresponding festival dates in 2016,such as Tibetan New Year ,Shoton and Saga Dawa. If your travel schedule allows, it is worth arranging a tour to Tibet when festivals are taking place.

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Tibetan Festival Calendar (Year: 2016)
LIST OF FESTIVALS
DATES INTIBETAN CALENDAR
YEAR2016
TIBETAN NEW YEAR (LOSAR)
1st of the first Tibetan month
Feb 9
GREAT PRAYER FESTIVAL(MONLAM)
4th of the first Tibetan month
Feb 13
BUTTER LAMP/ CHOE-NGA CHOEPA
15th of the first Tibetan month
Feb 23
SAGA DAWA
15th of the fourth Tibetan month
May 21
THANKA UNVEILING AT TASHILHUNPO
14-15th of the fifth Tibetan month
July 17
ZAMLING CHISANG /SAMYA DOLDE
15th of the fifthTibetan month
July 19
CHOEKOR DUECHEN
4th of the sixth Tibetan month
Aug 6
  GANDEN MONASTERY FESTIVAL     15th of the sixth Tibetan month        Aug 18
SHOTON FESTIVAL
30th of the sixth Tibetan month
Sept 1-7
NAGCHU HORSE RACE
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Aug 10-16
LHABAB DHECHEN
22nd of the ninth Tibetan month
Nov 20
PALDEN LHAMO FESTIVAL
15th of the tenth Tibetan month
Dec 13
GADEN NGA-CHOE
25th of the tenth Tibetan month
Dec 23
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