Daocheng County Festivals and Events

The residents of Daocheng are mainly Tibetans, so many festivals are based on Tibetan customs. Among them, the most important is the Tibetan New Year, besides which there are many other traditional festivals. Daocheng County Festivals and Events introduce a brief introduction of festivals and activities and tell travelers Top Things to Do for Daocheng County festivals Tours and important Daocheng County events.

Festivals and Events in Daocheng

Tibetan New Year

The grand festival of Daocheng is the Tibetan New Year. At the beginning of the first month of the Tibetan calendar, men and women, old and young, greet each other as soon as they meet. During the festival, the temple will hold grand religious activities such as sutra and dancing to the gods to celebrate. People gathered around the bonfire, danced heartily, and stayed up all night.

Gadeng Festival

The traditional festival of Daocheng, "Gadeng Festival" comes at early July of the Gregorian calendar. Daocheng County's ethnic song and dance troupes gather on the grasslands near the county to perform ethnic songs and dances. People came to the field to set up tents for picnics, singing and dancing. At the same time, there will also be material trade fairs and national sports competitions such as horse riding and wrestling.

Daocheng Yading Zhuanshan Festival and Black Tent Cultural Tourism Festival

During the event, apart from enjoying authentic Tibetan Guozhuang dance, folk songs and string dances, the organizer will also launch a series of activities to integrate Tibetan cultural elements, so that tourists participating in the festival can actively interact with Tibetans and fully experience Tibetan customs. During the mountaineering festival, you can also have the chance to retrace Locke's route.

Dengqiu Festival

Dengqiu Festival, a festival to say goodbye to summer and welcome autumn, is a local traditional folk culture festival in Daocheng County. At that time, summer is full of flowers, green trees, clear water everywhere, cattle and sheep and autumn is decorated with psychedelic colorful forests, golden grasslands, red wetlands and rural autumn harvest. The scenery was extremely charming and the climate was particularly comfortable. It was the most suitable season for outdoor activities and carnival. During the festival, local people set up tents in groups on forests or meadows, bring kitchenware and bedding, and gather together to dance, taste delicious food, watch horse races, and meet relatives and friends... 

Daocheng Art Performance Festival

In early May of the Gregorian calendar, Daocheng Art Performance Festival kicks off. If you just went to Daocheng in early May, you might as well ask the local villagers to see if you can participate and feel the authentic Daocheng culture.

Horse-riding Festival

Every year on the third day of the first lunar month, the whole village is very lively. men, women and children wear new clothes and wait at the racetrack early. Jockey club venues are generally chosen in open, flat with grassy meadows. Most of the participants are young men from the village, or from some nearby villages. Tibetan wrestling is similar to Mongolian wrestling and has its own characteristics. It is strictly prohibited to trip with your feet and do little tricks. You can only use your hands.

Yading Festival

September 10th is Yading Festival. People set up tents in the wild one after another. At the same time, material exchange meetings and ethnic sports such as horse racing and wrestling will be held.

Edited by Hellen He/何琴