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Festivals & Celebrations

The Shoton Festival falls on the first day of the seventh month by the Tibetan calendar (or August). In the Tibetan language, Shoton means the “Yogurt Banquet”. Traditionally after monks finished the ascetic practices in the past year, his family members came to welcome them by singing and dancing. Starting from the 17th century, various Tibetan operas are performed during the festival. Actors and actresses of Tibetan operas gather at Norbu Lingka to participate in the performance contest, which lasts several days. During the festival, the Drepung Monastery holds the annual ceremony for sunning Buddha.

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