Tibet Festival & Events Calendar


Tibetan festivals are held according to the Tibetan lunar calendar, which usually lags at leaTibetan festivals are held according to the Tibetan lunar calendar, which usually lags at least a month behind Gregorian calendar. The following are just some of the more important festivals:

Festival’s Name In Year 2017 In Year 2018 In Year 2019 In Year 2020
Gutor (dough offerings) festival in Tashilhunpo monastery Feb. 25 Feb. 14 Feb.3 Feb. 22
Tibetan New Year Feb. 27 Feb. 16 Feb.05 Feb. 24
Monlam Chemo Mar.12 Mar.2 Feb.19 Mar.09
Saga Dawa Jun.09 May.29 Jun.17 Jun.05
Gyantse Horse-racing Jul.20-25 Jul.20-25 Jul.20-25 Jul.20-25
Tashilhunpo Kyiku Jul07-09 Jun.7-29 Jul07-09 Jul04-06
Jyekudo Horse-Racing Jul.25-Jul30 Jul.25-30 Jul.25-Jul30 Jul.25-30
Drukpa Tseshi Jul. 27 Jul. 16 Jul. 27 Jul.24
Litang Horse-Racing Aug.1- 7 Aug.1-7 Aug.1- 7 Aug.1-7
Ganden Suelthang Festival Aug. 07 Jul. 27 Aug. 07 Aug. 03
Shoton Festival Aug. 21-27 Aug. 11-17 Aug. 30-Sep 05 Aug.19-25
Purpa Sep.9-10 Aug.29-30 Sep.17-18 Sep.5-6
Nagchue Horse-racing Aug.10 -16 Aug.10 -16 Aug.10 -16 Aug.10 -16
Sigmo Chemo Sep.21-25 Sep.10-14 Sep.21-24 Sep.18-22
Ganden Ngamchue Dec. 12 Dec. 02 Dec. 11 Nov.30