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Celebrating Tibetan New Year only with families during epidemic

  • Source : VTIBET.com Author : Tenzin Woebom Time : 02/27/2020 Editor : Tenzin Woebom

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    A lot of food are prepared to celebrate the Tibetan New Year at home in Lhasa, regional capital of Tibet Autonomous Region, Feb. 24, 2020. [Photo/VTIBET.com]

     

     

    Photo taken on Feb. 24, 2020 shows offerings for the Tibetan New Year at a local resident's home in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region. The Tibetan New Year, a traditional festival of the Tibetan ethnic minority, falls on Monday this year. [VTIBET.com]

     

    Putting on new festive costumes and setting the table for traditional New Year's feast, Namka Gyentsen and his families in Lhasa celebrate the Tibetan New Year in a traditional manner.

     

    "Since China is in a tough battle against the novel coronavirus outbreak, which has claimed 2,592 lives and infected 77,150 on the Chinese mainland by the end of Feb 23, we decide to celebrate the losar or new year only with family members. Staying at home is making a contribution amid the epidemic. Everyone in the country being safe and sound beats anything else in the new year," said Namka Gyentsen.

     

    Though Tibet only reported one confirmed case and has not seen new reports of the novel coronavirus infection for over three weeks, local authorities are still on high alert.

     

    It’s reported that earlier on Feb 19, authorities in Tibet called on citizens not to hold or participate in group activities during the Tibetan New Year.

     

     

    Residents alter colorful prayer flag trees in Lhasa, capital of Tibet Autonomous Region. During the Losar or Tibetan New Year, local residents in Lhasa will choose an auspicious day to renew prayer flag trees. Generally, prayer flag tree is made of tree branches sewed with multicolored sutra streamers in the sequence of blue, white, red, green and yellow from the top to the bottom. These different colors symbolize the blue sky, white clouds, red fires, green waters and yellow earth respectively. The prayer flag tree is often fixed on the roof for praying bumper harvest and good luck of people. [Photo/VTIBET.com]

     

     

    People attend a ceremony of prayer flags replacement on the rooftop to wish for bumper grain harvest in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, Feb. 27, 2020. The Tibetan New Year, a traditional festival of the Tibetan ethnic minority, falls on Monday this year. [Photo/VTIBET.com]

     

     

    People attend a ceremony of prayer flags replacement on the rooftop to wish for bumper grain harvest in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, Feb. 27, 2020. The Tibetan New Year, a traditional festival of the Tibetan ethnic minority, falls on Monday this year. [Photo/VTIBET.com]

     

     

    A child wearing traditional costumes plays at home to enjoy the Tibetan New Year in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, Feb. 24, 2020. [VTIBET.com] 

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