Zhongba County Festivals and Activities

The Tibetan New Year is the traditional festival of Tibetan people and the most solemn festival in Tibet. Zhongba County not only celebrates the "peasant year" on December 1st, but also observes the Tibetan New Year on January 1st of the Tibetan calendar.

The Spring Festival begins on December 29. According to the customs, people are supposed to held the activity named "Guqia "(古恰), meaning to clean the house inside and outside the courtyard thoroughly. People will put new Tibetan carpet in the room, put New-Year-pictures on the door, and most importantly, clean out and decorate the kitchen which the Water God and the Kitchen God lives. The various appliances in the room are clean and neatly laid out. The eight auspicious logos painted on the wall with flour, represent longevity and harvest and show the auspicious and prosperous festive atmosphere.

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