Sun May 7, 2017 04:32PM
Tibetan Dance
Tibetan Dance
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Villagers in the Tibetan plateau have celebrated an annual spring plowing ceremony with vibrant activities and euphonious tunes.


Festivities have been ongoing since last Monday among Zhangzhung people in the southwestern ancient village of Wenbu.

The 2-millennia-old ceremony has wishful chanting and dancing at its core as well as several competitive activities themed around farming and harvesting.

The event is hosted each year by an elected villager known as the 'head of fields'. The highly respected incumbent is required to have extensive knowledge of the over 50 hectares of barley fields that are situated 47 hundred meters above sea level.

Finally, an exciting horse race takes place to end the prairie tradition at a high note.