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Photos of Kongpo Losar New Year Festival in Nyingchi

By Zhu Shan Source:China Tibet News 2016-12-12

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Photo shows that residents in Nyingchi of China's Tibet Autonomous Region dressed in their best celebrate the annual Kongpo Losar New Year Festival. [Photo/China Tibet News]

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Photo shows that locals in Bayi District of Nyingchi, China's Tibet Autonomous Region, dressed in their best toast "Jie Da" that is a traditional food symbolizing a bumper harvest the next year. [Photo/China Tibet News]

2016 Kongpo Losar New Year Festival falls on Nov. 30. residents in Nyingchi organize a various of activities to celebrate the Kongpo Losar Festival.

The Kongpo Losar Festival dates back to the 13th century, when the Tibetan king found out that Genghis Khan intended to attack the region.

To prepare for battle, the Tibetan king ordered his people to celebrate the festival one month earlier, a tradition that is carried on to honor those heroes who fought in the battle, according to local  officials.

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