On July 25th, 2019,  Yushu Traditional Horse Racing Festival and Gesar Culture Festival Ceremony held in a grand ceremony Guided by Xi Jinping’s new era of socialist ideas with Chinese characteristics and the spirit of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and the spirit of the 19th Second and Third Plenary Sessions.

Tibetan horse racing festival in Yushu 2019

We summarize, explain and publicize the achievements of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Qinghai. Building a harmonious society as the goal, further build cultural exchanges and investment platform. The Yushu Tibetan cultural shows the four best cultural charms and highlight the “three rivers source of Major rivers of Tibet” that create cultural brigade among people of Yushu. Which create a strong holiday atmosphere. In order to create a national Tibetan culture (Yushu) ecological protection experimental area, national eco-tourism demonstration zones, and international tourist destinations to provide a solid foundation.

    Purpose of the event

Through the holding of “three festivals” to build the Yushu Wen brigade brand and attract outside attention to Yushu. So they can experience the true nature of Tibetan culture and traditional way of life of local Tibetans.

The theme of the event and Program

70 Years of Chinese Communist

Duration: 24 July – 29 July

Event Organizers: Yushu State Committee of the Communist Party of China, Yushu State People’s Government.

Day 1: The elegant Kham Yushu Style Tour

Time: July 24 at 2:30 pm

Location: Yushu New Town Main Street

tibetan horse racing festival in Yushu
Tibetan horse racing festival in Yushu

Programs:

 (i) The folk Tibetan traditional shows, Tibetan children’s traditional game activities, wheat harvest ingress, cattle saddle dance parade performance in the Tibetan traditional form of song and dance performance.

 (ii) Welcome Party

Time: July 24, 7:30 p.m.

Venue: Khampa Arts Centre

The main content: the whole play is divided into six acts, through the spring, summer, autumn, and winter of nomadic civilization and farming civilization, in the combination of sound and painting, about thousands of years with the source of the three major rivers of the Kham Tibetan people. It truly shows the Tibetan people’s national memory, native feelings, cultural self-confidence and patriotic and love for the Party’s gratitude.

(iii) Bonfire Party

Time: July 24, 7:30 p.m.

Venue: King Gesar Square

Day 2: Opening Ceremony of the Festival

Time: 9:00 a.m. on July 25

Venue: Zasiko Racecourse

Program Theme: Gesar Cultural exhibition

Time: July 25 at 2:30 pm

 Venue: Gesar Square

  1. Qumalai County Presents “Yellow River Night” cultural show

Time: July 25, 7:30 p.m.

Venue: King Gesar Square

  1. Three Rivers Source Mother River Blessing Ceremony

Time: July 26 at 8:30 a.m.

Venue: King Gesar Square

Day 3i.  “King Gesar Cup” Horse Race

Time: July 26 at 10:00 AM

Venue: Zasiko Racecourse

Tibetan Model at Yushu Tibetan horse racing festival.
Tibetan Model at Yushu Tibetan horse racing festival.

ii.  Yushu Tibetan Model Competition (10 male and female models from each county)

Time: July 26 at 2:30 pm

Venue: King Gesar Square

iii. “Lancang River Night” cultural Night Show

Time: July 26, 7:30 p.m.

Venue: King Gesar Square

Yuhsu Tibetan Festival in Opening Ceremony
Yushu Tibetan Festival in Opening Ceremony

Day 4:   i.    Horse Race

Time: 9:00 a.m. on July 27

Venue: Zasiko Racecourse

ii. “Three Rivers Source Water Culture” Summit Forum

Time: 9:00 a.m. on July 27

Location: Sun Lake Hotel

iii.  Display of the intangible cultural heritage of Tibetan people at the national level

Time: July 27 at 3:00 pm

Location: Zasiko Tent City

iv.  “Yangtze River Night” cultural show

Time: 7:30 p.m., July 27

Location: King Gesar Square

tibetan horse racing festival in Yushu
Tibetan horse racing festival in Yushu

Day 5: i. “Highland Boat Cup” Yak Race

Time: 9:00 a.m. on July 28

 Location: Zasiko Racecourse

ii. Tibetan Traditional national sports (Tibetan wrestling, Tibetan weightlifting, tug-of-war)

Time: July 28 at 2:30 pm

Location: Zasiko Racecourse

iii.  Tibetan Folk Song and Dance Night Show

Time: July 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Location: King Gesar Square

Day 6: Closing Ceremony of The Festival

Time: July 29 at 9:00 a.m.

Location: King Gesar Square