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August 11, 2018
Horse racing Festival Tibet
Gyantse Horse Race Festival originated since the 15th century, the festival takes place when the pasture turns green and lush. Hundreds of horsemen dress  up themselves and their horses to take part in thrilling horse racing. The annual horse racing festival is held on the sixth lunar month of the Tibetan calendar. Legend says that...
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In Tibetan, “sho” means “Yoghurt” and “ton” means “banquet”. So Shoton Festival is also called the ‘Shoton Yogurt Festival’. Subsequently, as the activities of the Shoton Festival gradually changed into an activity with Tibetan opera as a major part, so people also called it the Tibet Opera Festival. Shoton Festival originates from the 11th century. Shoton...
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