“Wei Sang” – A Traditional Praying Festival in Tibet

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Tibetans throw praying papers as they gather for a traditional praying festival called “Wei Sang”, in Hongyuan county of Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan province. The festival is usually held in every May or June, when Tibetans burn tree branches to create smoke and throw praying papers to wish for good fortunes and a better pasture season.
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Faces of Tibet

There are more than 10 ethnic groups living in the Tibet autonomous region. Ethnic groups living on the plateau not only keep traditions from generations past, but also face the modern way of life full of hope. China Daily photographer Kuang Linhua has captured these images of the remarkable lifestyles in the region.


Yagpe, 82, a practitioner of divination demonstrates an ancient ritual in her kitchen in Chab Nag village, Mainling county, in July. The Lhoba ethnic group believed these fortune tellers represented a divine link between the gods and humanity and could heal the sick. She is one of just two such practitioners in the region as modern medicine has became more popular. Continue reading »