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Bathing Festival

The Bathing Festival usually falls on the first ten days of July according to Tibetan calendar. Lasting a week, it is also known as the Bathing Week. between the sixth day to twelfth day of the seventh Tibetan month, which just coincides with the appearance in the sky of Venus, a sacred star. Believing that the water in this period has an extreme magic power to cure all, the people swarm to the riverside to take baths at night. Here is the spectacular scene: in the river, the elders are thoroughly washing themselves; the youngsters are swimming; the children are playing with water; the ladies are also joining the wash as freely as the men. Afterwards they will stay in tents or under umbrellas, drinking the barley wine and buttered tea, singing and dancing to their heart's content.,
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