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Spring Plowing kicked off in SW China’s Tibet

By Liu Fang, Zhu Shan Source:China Tibet News 2019年03月29日 09:38

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Villagers are plowing their fields with cattle in Nedong District of Shannan City, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. [China Tibet News / Liu Feng]

With the rising of temperature, farming season is coming. Farmers are busy with spring plowing in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. 

Tibet's Spring Plowing Ceremonies kicked off on Mar. 16 this year. People dressed in traditional costume plough their fields with decorated tractors at the ceremonies. They also dance and sing to pray for a good harvest. 

In Nedong District of Shannan City, the Spring Plowing Ceremony is combined with cultural tourism. At the ceremony, plowing the fields with cattle is a traditional farming practice and attracts a number of tourists to participate in. Through this way, tourists could experience the unique Tibetan folk custom and the Tibetan farming culture.


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