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Tibetan Festivals

There are numerous grand festivals held in Tibet every year, such as Tibetan New Year, Shoton Festival, Saga Dawa Festival... During the holidays in Tibet, it is the best time for tourists to experience Tibetan culture.

The main Tibetan festivals have strong religious characteristics. No matter what kind of festivals, they are closely related to Tibetan Buddhism. Activities such as pilgrimage, sacrificial offerings, prayers, and unfolding Buddhism images have penetrated into various holidays in Tibet. Nowadays, with the progress of the times and the continuous development of Tibet's tourism industry, the entertainment component of Tibetan holidays is becoming more and more intense. But no matter how it changes, during the festival of Tibet, it's the best time to explore local traditions and customs. See also important Tibetan festivals and events.

Great Tibet Tour has sorted out Tibetan Festivals in 2022. Check the following calendar and start your dreamy festival tours of Tibet!

Tibet Festival in 2022

Tibetan Festivals 2022 Solar Calendar

2021 Solar Calendar

Venue
Tibetan New Year/Losar Festival (The most important one) Mar 3 Feb 12 TAR
The Monlam Prayer Festival Mar 6 - 27 Feb 16 Jokhang Temple
Butter Lantern Festival Mar 18 Feb 27 Jokhang Temple
Saga Dawa Festival (The holiest one) May 31 May 26 TAR
Tsurphu Cham Dance Festival Jun 9 May 21 Tsurphu Monastery
Tashilhunpo Thangka Festival July 12 to July 14 Jun 24 to Jun 26 Tashilhunpo Monastery
Samye Dhoede(Zamling Chisang) Jul 13 Jun 24 Samye Monastery
Gyangtse Horse Racing Festival(Gyantse Damar Festival) July 28 to July 30 Jul 20 Gyantse
Chokor Duchen Festival Aug 1 Jul 14 TAR
Nagqu Horse Racing Festival Aug 10 Aug 10 Nagqu
Ganden Thangka Festival Aug 12 Jul 24 Gandan Monastery
Shoton Festival (The most popular one) Aug 27 Aug 8 TAR
Drak Yerpa Thangka Festival Sep 5 / Drak Yerpa 
Damxung Horse Racing Festival Sep 5 - 7 Jul 28 Damxung
Bathing Festival Sep 28 Aug 14 Lhasa
Ongkor Festival End of Sep End of Sep TAR
Buddha's Descent Day(Lhabab Duchen) Nov 15 Oct 22 TAR
Tibetan New Year in Kongbo Area Nov 24 Dec 5 Nyingchi
Palden Lhamo Festival Dec 12 Dec 15 Lhasa
Galdan Namchot(Tsongkhapa Butter Lamp Festival) Dec 18 Dec 29 Lhasa

Top 3 Tibetan Festivals

Losar Festival - Tibetan New Year
Losar Festival - Tibetan New Year

Losar Festival - Tibetan New Year

Tibetan Losar is the most important festival for Tibetan people. What is Losar? When is Losar? How do Tibetan people celebrate Losar? Check this post and find the answer.

Losar Festival - Tibetan New Year
Saga Dawa Festival
Saga Dawa Festival

Saga Dawa Festival

The Saga Dawa Festival is considered highly significant in Tibet. It's celebrated for remembering the birthday, enlightenment, and death of Sakyamuni.

Saga Dawa Festival
Shoton Festival
Shoton Festival

Shoton Festival

This post introduces one of the most important festivals in Tibet - Shoton Festival, including the history, venue, and what you can expect during it, helping travelers explore Tibetan culture and Buddhism.

Shoton Festival

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Shoton Festival Tour
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Nagchu Horse Racing Festival Tour
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Mt Kailash Kora during Saga Dawa Festival
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Samye and Trandruk Cham Festival Tour
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