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Festival in Tibet

Tibet is known for its colorful and vibrant festivals deeply rooted in the region's culture and religion. 
1.    Losar: The Tibetan New Year festival is celebrated in February or March. It's a time for families to gather, exchange gifts, and eat traditional foods. The lighting of butter lamps marks the festival, the chanting of prayers, and the raising of prayer flags.
2.    Saga Dawa: This festival is celebrated in May or June and commemorates the Buddha's birth, enlightenment, and death. It's a time for pilgrimage and meditation, and many Tibetans visit holy sites and perform religious rituals during this time.
3.    Shoton Festival: This is a famous summer festival that celebrates the arrival of summer and the blooming of flowers. The festival is marked by the unveiling a giant Thangka painting of the Buddha displayed on a hillside in Lhasa. The festival also features traditional Tibetan music and dance performances.
4.    Gyantse Horse Racing and Archery Festival: This festival takes place in August and celebrates Tibetan horsemanship and archery. The festival features horse racing, archery competitions, and other traditional sports.
5.    Tashilhunpo Festival: This festival takes place in October and celebrates the anniversary of the death of the founder of the Gelugpa School of Tibetan Buddhism, Tsongkhapa. The display of a giant Thangka painting, traditional music and dance performances, and religious rituals mark the festival.
The best way to experience these festivals is to see Tibetan culture and traditions firsthand, a highlight of any trip to Tibet. However, it's important to note that festival dates may vary yearly, so it's best to check the local calendar and plan accordingly.

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