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Lingka Festival

The 15th day of the fifth Tibetan month is the Lingka Festival called Zemoling Gyisung in Tibetan language, meaning "World Holy Branch Burning Day". With spring having brought a green coat to the snow-covered Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the Tibetan people, who love the nature and are good at singing and dancing, put on their holiday best to visit lingka woods, bringing along buttered tea, qingke barley wine and other foods. They put up tents, and then eat and drink and, at the same time, sing and dance. In the past, the nobles and merchants not only prepared sumptuous feasts in the woods but also invited folk actors to sing and dance sometimes for as long as a month (1957)

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