These photos are from a small celebration of the Tibetan Buddhist Flower Festival in a small village in western Sichuan province, China, in 2009. It's basically a huge party. Family and friends gather in tents to eat and drink and spend time together. Then a fire is started with green branches, causing a lot of smoke. Rice wine and flour are thrown on the fire, as monks chant and prayers are thrown into the air on small pieces of paper. Men on horses ride through the smoke and prepare to race and parade through the village. After the horse racing, women gather for traditional dances.
Jiarong Tibetan Flower Festival Journal Part 1
by Jay Keywood November. 25, 2016 1890 views
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