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Dama Festival in Gyangze

By Zhi Xinghua Source:China Tibet News 2018-09-05


People are racing horses during the Dama Festival in Gyangze County, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. [China Tibet News/Chu Wugan]

Dama means horse-racing and arrow-shooting in Tibetan, and the festival is peculiar to Gyangze County, with a history of more than 600 years. During the festival, a series of traditional ethnic sports and cultural activities such as horse racing, horseback archery, stone carrying, art performances and so on will be held.

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