What is the most attractive highlight in Tibet? Some people may be interested in Tibetan charming scenery, special Tibetan style food, and unique Tibetan building. However, a large great number of travelers are fond of traditional Tibetan cultures and customs. What’s the best way to know more about Tibetan local cultures and customs? It’s no doubt that having a Tibet festival tour is the best answer to this question. Festival is the spirit of an ethnic group, which stands for the basic belief and faith. As the root of a region, the festival plays an important role to inherit and spread the local traditions by holding grand ceremonies. As one of the minority nationality regions, Tibet provides a great platform for tourists to explore the traditional cultures and customs.
There are numerous grand festivals held in Tibet every year, especially in the peak tourist season. The days of celebration are varied differently. Some festivals may last one or two days, such as the Butter Lamp Festival, Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival, etc. While some may last at least one week, such as the Tibetan New Year Festival (Losar), Saga Dawa Festival, Shonton Festival, Horse Racing Fair and Archery Festival, Bathing Festival of Tibet, Bumper Harvest Festival, etc.
Do you want to witness these grand Tibetan festivals? Are you ready to have a Tibet festival tour? Great Tibet tour can provide you various Tibetan festival tour packages, which can make you have a deep understanding of local Tibetan culture. Check the following Tibetan festivals and start your dreamy tour of Tibet!
Great Tibet Tour sorted out the new calendar of 2020 and 2019 Tibetan festivals
|Tibetan Festivals||Tibetan Calendar||2020 Solar Calendar||2019 Solar Calendar||2018 Solar Calendar||Active Region|
Tibetan New Year
|Butter Lantern Festival||Jan. 15||Feb. 8||Feb. 19||Mar. 2||Jokhang Temple|
|Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival||Between Jan. and Feb.||Not yet issued||Mid-mar to early Apr.||Mar.25||Nyingchi|
|Tsurphu Cham Dance Festival||Apr.10||Jun. 2||Jun.12||May.24||Tsurphu Monastery|
Saga Dawa Festival
|Tashilhunpo Thangka Festival||May 14 to 16||Jul. 4||Jul.14 to Jul.16||Jun.26||Tashilhunpo Monastery|
|Chokor Duchen Festival||Jun.4||Not yet issued||Aug.4||Jul.16||TAR|
|Gyangtse Horse Racing Festival||/||Jul. 20||Aug.||Jul.20||Gyangtse|
|Ganden Thangka Festival||Jun.15||Jul. 29||Aug.15||Jul.27||Gandan Monastery|
|Nagqu Horse Racing Festival||Jun.||Not yet issued||Aug.10||Aug.10||Nagqu|
|/||Not yet issued||/||/||Samye Monastery|
|Drak Yerpa Thangka Festival||Jul.10||Not yet issued||Sept.8||Aug.20||Drak Yerpa|
|Damxung Horse Racing Festival||Jul.10 to Jul.12||Not yet issued||Aug.20||Aug.20||Damxung|
|Bathing Festival||Jul.8||Aug. 26||Sep.4 to Sep.10||Sept.16||TAR|
|Ongkor Festival||Between Jul. and Aug.||Not yet issued||End of Sept||End of Sept||TAR|
|Buddha's Descent Day||Sept.22||Not yet issued||Nov.19||Oct.31||TAR|
|Tibetan New Year in Kongbo Area||Oct. 1||Nov. 16||Nov. 27||Nov. 7||Nyingchi|
|Palden Lhamo Festival||Oct.15||Not yet issued||Nov.23||Nov.23||Lhasa|
|Butter Lamp Festival||Oct.25||Dec. 10||Dec.21||Dec.2||Lhasa|