July 25 - Yalong Cultural Festival in Tibet

   Posted on July 25, 2022     

This is an update of my post published on July 25, 2011:

National sports contests, singing, dancing, Tibetan opera, ethnic costume shows, and trade fairs are just some of the cool things offered during this important festival.

Tibet is located in the northern portion of the Himalaya Mountains. It is ruled by the People's Republic of China, but many people in Tibet and the world think that Tibet should be an independent nation. The Dalai Lama, leader of Tibetan Buddhism, lives in exile, and there is off-and-on political unrest and violence about Tibet's situation.

Here is a short You-Tube video about the growth of tourism in Tibet. Since the video was created in 2016, I checked to see how the global pandemic had changed the situation - and Tibet is booming with tourists, apparently, once again.

I also found an interesting music video by Tibetan singer Dowa Tskeyi. I found it cool partly because it shows a mixture of traditional and modern clothing and of urban and natural settings.

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