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Tibetan students celebrate the Losar Festival

02-26-2009 08:05 BJT

"Losar" is the Tibetan word for "new year", and the Losar Festival is the most important holiday for Tibetan people. 2009 is the Tibetan year 2136 and is the year of the Female Earth Ox. This year, the Tibetan students in Beijing's Minzu University of China cannot celebrate Losar with their families, because the festival arrives on the first week of the new semester. However, there still have many activities on campus to help them celebrate the big day.

Backgrounder: Losar -- Tibetan New Year


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