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Tibet Festival Calendar

If you plan your tour of Tibet well, not only will you be able to see the pristine beauty of the region, you could also participate in the numerous highly colourful festivals of region. Hardly a day passes without some festivities, ceremonial observances or pilgrimages occurring in some part of the region or the other. Whichever festival you include in your travel itenery, be sure to carry lots of film. Trust us, you are going to need it.


Tibetan Festival Calendar (Year: 2009 and 2010)

LIST OF FESTIVALS DATES IN TIBETAN CALENDAR YEAR 2009 YEAR 2009
TIBETAN NEW YEAR (LOSAR) 1-3 of the 1st Lunar month Feb 25 Feb 14
MONLAM PRAYER FESTIVAL 4-11 of the 1st lunar month Feb 28-Mar 7 Feb 18-24
BUTTER LAMP/ CHOE-NGA CHOEPA 15th of the 1st Lunar month Mar 14 Feb 28
SAGA DAWA 15th of the 4th Lunar month June 7 May 27
GYANTSE HORSE RACE 14-18th of 4th Lunar month June 6-10 May 27-30
THANKA UNVEILING AT TASHILHUNPO 15th of the 5th Lunar month July 7 June 26
ZAMLING CHISANG /SAMYA DOLDE 15th of the 5th Lunar month July 7 June 26
CHOEKOR DUECHEN 4th of the 6th Lunar month July 25 July 15
SHOTON FESTIVAL 30th of the 6th Lunar month Aug 20-25 Aug 10-15
NAGCHU HORSE RACE - Aug 10-16 Aug 10-16
LHABAB DHECHEN 22nd of the 9th Lunar month Nov 9 Oct 29
PALDEN LHAMO FESTIVAL 15th of the 10th Lunar month Dec 2 Nov 21
GADEN NGA-CHOE 25th of the 10th Lunar month Dec 11 Dec 1
GADEN THANKA UNVEILING 15th of 6th Lunar month Aug 5 July 25
LITHANG HORSE RACE - Aug 1-3 Aug 1-3
JE KUNDO HORSE RACE YESHU) - July 25- 28 July 25-28
TIJI FESTIVAL MUSTANG (PALACE) 25-29th the 3rd Lunar month May 19-23 May 8-12
TIJI FESTIVAL MUSTANG (MONASTERY) 5-9th of the 5th Lunar month June 27-July 1 June 17-20
MANI RIMDU (TENBOCHE) 1-19th of the 9th Lunar Month Oct 19-Nov 6 (Nov 2-3) Oct 8-26 (Oct 22-24)
MANI RIMDU (CHIWANG) 1-19th of the 10th Lunar Month Nov 17-Dec 4 (Dec 2-4) Nov 7-25 (Nov 21-23)