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The Butter Lantern Festival

08-17-2010 16:37 BJT

The Butter Lantern Festival falls on the 15th day of the first Tibetan month. During the daytime, people go to pray in temples and monasteries while at night there is a lantern show.

Various lanterns with butter sculptures shaped in the image of deities, animals, plants, and human figures are displayed, attracting people from the neighboring areas to appreciate them.

Often, there is puppet show held as well and the event will last for several days. The Butter Lantern Festival is believed to be the happiest festival in Tibet. The noisest place during that time is the around the Barkhor Street in front of Jokhang Temple, where many lanterns are displayed.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source:

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