Monthly Archives: February 2019

Chunga Choepa ‘Butter Lantern Festival’ བཅོ་ལྔ་མཆོད་པ་

Chunga Choepa translated from བཅོ་ལྔ་མཆོད་པ་ – known as ‘Butter Lantern Festival’ is an important religious event in Tibet. Chunga Choepa or The Butter Lantern Festival falls on the 15th day of the first month of the Tibetan calendar. In 2018 it began on March 2nd.In 2019 it will begin on February 19th. It is one of […]

Monlam ‘The Great Prayer Festival’ སྨོན་ལམ་

Monlam translated from སྨོན་ལམ་ – meaning ‘wish path’ is known more commonly as ‘The Great Prayer Festival’. It is a highly important religious event in Tibet. The event of Monlam or ‘The Great Prayer Festival’ in Tibet falls between the 4th–11th day of the 1st Tibetan month. In 2018 it began on February 2nd.In 2019 […]

Losar ‘Tibetan New Year’ ལོ་གསར་

Tibetan New Year – translated from ལོ་གསར་ meaning ‘Losar’ is the most important celebration in the Tibetan Calendar. Losar or Tibetan New Year predates the arrival of Buddhism in Tibet. It has roots in a winter incense-burning custom of the Bon religion. During the reign of the ninth Tibetan king, Pude Gungyal (617-698). It is said that […]

Top 10 Interesting Facts about Tibet

Our ‘Top 10’ series of Blog articles is written to provide you more insight into Tibet, it’s culture and people. We hope you enjoy them! 1. Tibet is the ‘roof of the world’. Tibet is located in the Himalayan Mountains on the Tibetan Plateau. The highest region in the world. The elevation is 4,500m (14.763 […]