Tibetan New Year draws more tourists to northwest China
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Tibetan New Year draws more tourists to northwest China

For the first time, Guo Yuchao, a 33-year-old programer, had the chance to experience the unique Tibetan culture of Losar, or the Tibetan New Year.

This year’s Losar coincided with the Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year, that fell on February 12. In Gannan Autonomous Prefecture, northwest China’s Gansu Province, local Tibetans celebrate the festival with religious rituals, horse races, family gatherings and feasts.

“I’ve never seen the celebration of Tibetan New Year before and finally have the chance to experience the unique culture,” said Guo, who has been working in Hezuo City in the prefecture for three years. Many of his friends are Tibetans.

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