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Tibetan Shoton Festival

Shoton is a Tibetan word that literally means yoghurt banquet. It celebrates eating yogurt, the Tibetan monks who end their season of meditation, the watching of dramatic operas, and Tibetan Buddhism. It is held annually in the month of August, or late in the sixth month or early in the seventh month of the Tibetan calendar.

Every year, traditional opera performances take place Norbulingka, former summer palace of the Dalai Lama, and huge intricate tapestries of Buddha are unfurled down the sides of the area's mountains.

The Shoton Festival has become a comprehensive celebration that influences the culture of Tibet. It has also become a market time, and a time for competitions, performances and entertainment. Attending the festival gives visitors a special feel for Tibet and its culture.

Nowadays, the Shoton Festival has become a comprehensive celebration activity with the most influences in Tibet. It is also a grand meeting for commodity exchanges.,
Author/Editor By : HCT