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2019 Shoton Festival to kick off on Aug. 30

By Liu Fang, Zhu Shan Source:China Tibet News 2019年08月16日 09:44

2019 China Lhasa Shoton Festival, bearing the theme of "Happy China Shoton, Beautiful Lhasa", will be held in Lhasa City, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, from Aug. 30 to Sep. 5, according to the 2019 China Lhasa Shoton Festival Press Conference.

Yang Nianhua, deputy secretary-general of Lhasa Municipal People's Government, says that nine activities will be organized during this year's Shoton Festival, including 13th Lhasa Namtso Trekking Contest, Unfolding of Buddha Paintings, Tibetan Opera Performance, Opening Ceremony, Tibetan Costume Exhibition, Investment Promotion & Singing Ceremony, Traditional Horse Performance, Tibetan Chess Performance and Famous & Excellent Commodities Fair. Currently, the preparation work of Shoton Festival goes well.

The schedule of events is as follows:

Tibetan Opera performance

Date: Aug 30 - Sep 5

Venue: NorbuLingka, Dzongyab Lukhang Park, Tibetan Opera Theater of TAR, Mass Art Center of TAR

Horse Performance

Date: Sep 1 ( 10:30 am to 12:00 am )

Venue: Lhasa Horse Racing Course

Tibetan Chess Performance

Date: Sep 1 - 3 ( 10:30 am to 2:00 pm )

Venue: Dzongyab Lukhang Park

Opening Ceremony of Shoton Festival

Date: Aug 30 ( 8:00 pm )

Venue: Lhasa Public Cultural and Sports Center

Shoton Festival Investment Promotion and Singing Ceremony

Date: Aug 31 ( 10:00 am to 12:30 am )

Venue: Lhasa Intercontinental Hotel

13th Lhasa Namtso Trekking Contest

Date: Aug 24 - 29

Venue: Lhasa - Damxung County - Namtso - Nianqing Donggula Mountains

Costume Exhibition

Date: Aug 30 - Sep 1

Venue: NorbuLingka

Lhasa Shoton Festival Trade Fair

Date: Aug 30 - Sep 5

Venue: Lhasa Public Cultural and Sports Center

Unfolding of Buddha Paintings

Date: Aug 30 ( 8:00 am )

Venue: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery

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