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“Kapse” adds festive atmosphere around Lhasa

By Source:China Tibet News 2019年02月02日 16:58

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Photo shows a wide variety of Kapse in a local market of Lhasa, capital city of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. [China Tibet News/Migji]

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Photo shows the home-made fried Kapse of a local family in Lhasa, capital city of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. [China Tibet News/Migji]

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. [Jia Dan, He Huizhong]


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