Seni District Festivals and Activities
Many Tibetan festival and activities are full of ethnic flavors and religious color. In addition to annual large-scale worship rituals to Buddha and Buddhist masters, Tibetan people will also hold a series of festivities associated with religious life and agricultural production consisting of religious festivals and folk ones. There are over 100 festivals in Tibet and visitors can enjoy most of traditional Tibetan festivals in Nagqu Nagqu County.
During the festival, Tibetan people will hold a variety of folk and religious activities, where tourists can enjoy the carnival atmosphere with large-scale chanting, dancing to God and Buddha exhibition activities. Religious festivals are usually held in the monasteries while folk festivals are for ordinary people, who will be dressed in their splendid attire. Fork festivals include dancing and singing in well-dressed costumes and traditional sports competition.
Nagqu Horse Racing Festival
Like many nomadic peoples in the world, Tibetans and horses are very closed. Nagqu Horse Festival, which named "Daqiong" in Tibetan language, is a large-scale traditional festival in northern Tibet. Every year on August 1st, the Nagqu Horse Racing Festival kicks off in Tibet and lasts between five to fifteen days.
Horse racing festival is also a love season. Han people used to regard it as "romantic." Therefore, it is no exaggeration to say that the pastoralists have valued the horse racing festival beyond the Tibetan New Year. Before the horse racing festival, herdsmen come from a few hundred kilometers around the township with tents, dressed in colorful national costumes, wearing their most admirable jewelry. The tents were crowded with the Nagqu Racecourse overnight, thus it was a spectacular "city" then. Nagqu is famous for its activities, such as the exchange of materials, art performances, various folk sports such as tug of war, long jump, holding stones and so on.