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Incense Festival

Incense Festival
Date: 5th Month 15th Day  (Tibetan Calendar) 
Location: Jiuzhai Valley Zharu Monastery

The Incense Festival is one of the most important days for the Zharu Monaster. Three days prior to the festival all the lamas within the monastery must group together to practice abstinence from meat and chant. On the day of the festival all the Tibetan minorities dress in their best clothing and gather at the Zharu Monastery to join in the celebrations. It is also on this day that young men and women go into the forests to meet each other.