Gongbo New Year celebrated in Xizang

Updated: Nov. 16, 2023
Nov. 16, 2023 -- In Bayi District in Nyingchi, southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region, villagers follow the tradition of celebrating the special festival known as the Gongbo New Year, which starts on Oct. 1 by the Tibetan calendar and falls on Nov. 14 this year.  
The Gongbo New Year is the earliest new year festival on the Tibetan calendar.  
On the Gongbo New Year's Eve, villagers held a series of folk activities such as eating Jieda, a dough ball made of butter, milk dregs, and flour baked over fire, and treating dogs with a fancy dinner.