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Buddhist assembly in Xiahe


Date: there are 7 assemblies annually. Among them, the most famous are the 2 that are held from the 4th to the 17th of the first lunar month and from the 29th of the 6th lunar month to the 15th day of the 7th lunar month
Venue: Labrang Lamasery, Xiahe (Gansu)

The Labrang Lamasery in Xiahe is one of the 6 major lamaseries of the Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism and is the site of the largest college of Lamaism in the world. Every year 7 large Buddhist assemblies are held here. During the assemblies, various Buddhist activities are held. During this time, images of the Buddha are displayed, religious dances are performed, scriptures are chanted, and monks pray take and debate scriptures. In addition, the month-long Tibetan Travel Festival is held.