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From: China Tibet Online 2012-02-29 09:19:00
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Must-eat of Losar:Tibetan cuisine

As one of the necessities which can't miss in Tibetan New Year, Tibetan food has lots of differences from those in other places. Its cuisine culture, like its mysterious scenaries, unleashes unique glamour.

 Special food for Losar: 

On December 29 of Tibetan calendar, when it is dark, every family member sits around the table according to his or her seniority in the family tree and eats Tuba. It is a ceremony called "Guthuk" to drive evil away and can be traced back to Tibetans' rituals. This is a very grand ceremony, and in Tibetan language, "Gu" means nine (for 29), and "thuk" means Tuba.[Photo/Xinhua]

Various foood and drinks are available in Tibetan families as their annual income kept increasing in recent years.[Photo/Tibet.cn]

Offerings for religious ceremony:

The deep-fried food is called Kasai, a necessity for memorial ceremonies and entertaining guests for the Tibetan New York festival.[Photo/Tibet.cn]

Made by cheese, butter and tsampa, the food is offered during the festival standing for luck and fortune.[Photo/Tibet.cn]

Creative Tibetan cuisine in restraunt:  

The fancy Tibetan food, looking like a prayer wheel, is made from butter and tsampa (a kind of roasted highland barley flour). [Photo/China Tibet Online]

Photo shows a kind of meat pie made on the basis of traditional Tibetan yak meat pies. [Photo/China Tibet Online]


Must-see of Tibetan New Year: 'Beating ghost' ceremony
"Beating ghost" ceremony is held annually during the Tibetan New Year as it is believed to expel evil spirits from Yong He Gong, also known as the Tibetan Buddhist Lama Temple, in Beijing.

Must-do of Losar: Dancing
"Tibetans who can walk can also dance". During the period of Tibetan New Year which fell on Wednesday, Tibetans across China kicked off their celebrations singing and dancing, making wishes for a  better life ahead.

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