2017 Tibet Festivals

Dates of 2017 Tibetan Festivals are traditionally based on lunar calendar, the lunar calendar is calculated each year by astrologers from Mentse Khang (Tibetan Traditional Medicine Centre). Normally a year contain12 months, but the missing or addition of an extra intercalary month for astrological reasons is not uncommon. So the festivals dates are vary in every year. Generally Tibetan Lunar month is about two months behind the western calendar.

Most of the Tibetan festivals on the Tibetan plateaus are deeply connected with their strong Buddhist influence or rich ancestral culture. During the festivals, all the people wear traditional costume and perform different traditional dances and ritual activities. Festival is the best way to experience the breathing culture and tradition of the local and their ethnical affinity.
Many Tibetan festivals are traditoinally held throughout the Tibetan calendar - some are nationwide and others applicable to a certain area only.

 

Name of the Festival

Active Place

2016

2015

2017

Tibetan New Year (Losar)

Almost all Tibet

 Feb 09

Feb 19

Feb 27

Monlam Prayer Festival

Lhasa

 Feb 23

Feb 22

Mar 11

Butter Oil Lantern Festival

Almost all Tibet

 Feb 23

Mar 05

Mar 11

Saga Dawa

Almost all Tibet

 May 21

June 02

June 9

Gyantse Horse Racing Festival (Gyantse Damag)

Gyantse

July 18

July 18

June 8

Tashi Lhunpo Thangka Display

Shigatse

July 17

July 02

July 17

Zamling Chisang / Samye Dolde

Samye Monastery

July 19

July 02

July 9

Chokor Duchen Festival

Almost all Tibet

 Aug 6

July 20

July 27

Ganden Thangka Display

Ganden Monastery

Aug 18

July 31

Aug 7

Shoton Festival

Lhasa

 Sept 1 - 7

Aug 14 -20

Aug 21 - 27

Nachu Horse Racing

Nachu

Aug 10 - 16

Aug 10-16

Aug 10-16

Lhabab Duchen Festival

Almost all Tibet

 Nov 20

Nov 03

Nov 10

Pal Lhamo Festival

Lhasa

 Dec 13

Nov 25

Dec 03

Ganden Ngacho

Almost all Tibet

 Dec 23

Dec 05

Dec 12

Labrang Monlam Festival

Amdo,Labrang

--

Mar 3rd

Sept 02

Lithang Horse Racing Festival ( Not permanent)

Lithang

--

Aug 02

 --

Jye Kundo (Yushu) Horse Racing Festival

Yushu

July 25th

July 25

July 25

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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