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Tibetans celebrate double New Year
update:February 23,2018

Feb.23,2018--A Tibetan lady prepares for celebration of the Tibetan New Year in Lhasa, Tibet on Feb. 14. [Photo/China News Service]
Feb.23,2018--As Chinese celebrate traditional Lunar New Year, the most important festival of a year, Tibetans are even happier as the Tibetan New Year coincides with the Spring Festival this year.
Both the Spring Festival and Tibetan New Year fall on Feb. 16. On the eve of the double New Year, locals were busy buying goods on streets flanked with booths in Lhasa, capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region.
With her 68-year-old husband Luo Yunxue, Degyi Zhoiyar, a Tibetan in the city's Chengguan District, prepared both Tibetan delicacies and filled dumplings, or "jiaozi", to observe the festivals. Luo, an ethnic Han, has been living in Lhasa for more than 20 years.
Traditional New Year celebrations extend from cities to towns and pasturing areas in the southwest China region.
In his new house, Yangla, a Tibetan herder in his 60s in Amdo County, gathered with his children, taking Tibetan food while watching TV on the eve of the New Year.
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