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“Kapse” adds festive atmosphere around Lhasa
update:February 03,2019
By:China Tibet News
Feb. 3, 2019 -- As the Chinese Lunar New Year -- Spring Festival and the traditional Tibetan New Year -- Losar are drawing near, Lhasa citizens are busy purchasing and making “Kapse". “Kap” means “Mouth” and “Se” means “Eating” in Tibetan language. It is a Tibetan-style sweet snack that is essential for guests during the Tibetan New Year. People can fry “Kapse” in various shapes like ear, butterfly, strip-type, square, and roundness. For Tibetan people, “Kapse” has its own special cultural significance which symbolizes diligence, wisdom, enthusiasm, and auspiciousness in Tibet.

By: Jia Dan, He Huizhong

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