Tibet Shoton Festival Picture

Tibet Shoton Festival, as one of great traditional festivals in Lhasa, is also known as Sour Milk Drinking Festival…

Tibet Shoton Festival, as one of great traditional festivals in Lhasa, is also known as Sour Milk Drinking Festival. It is held yearly between the 15th day of the sixth month of Tibetan calendar and the 30th day of the seventh Tibetan month. "sho" means the sour milk and "ton" has the meaning of banquet in Tibetan. Dating back to 11th century, the celebration of Shoton Festival was originally a religious activity in which secular people sacrificed sour milk to monks who had just finished spiritual cultivation in the closet. In the second half of 17th century, it changed to a festival for entertainment and was also called "Buddha Painting Unfolding Festival" and "Tibetan Opera Festival"…

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