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Rite of spring in Tibet

Updated: Mar 18,2015 10:38 AM     China Daily

Eleven-year-old Droma Yangzom, dressed in traditional Tibetan clothing and accompanied by her father, sows seeds to celebrate the first day of spring planting according to the Tibetan calendar in the Tibet autonomous region’s capital, Lhasa, on March 16. Farmers in Tibet believe such ceremonies can bring a fruitful harvest in the coming year.[Photo by Li Zhou/For China Daily]

Farmers, dressed in traditional Tibetan clothes, sow seeds to celebrate the first day of spring planting according to the Tibetan calendar in the Tibet autonomous region’s capital, Lhasa, on March 16.

Farmers in Tibet believe such ceremonies can bring a fruitful harvest in the coming year.

Farmers dressed in traditional Tibetan clothing celebrate the first day of spring planting according to the Tibetan calendar in the Tibet autonomous region’s capital, Lhasa, March 16, 2015.[Photo by Li Zhou/Asianewsphoto]

Farmers dressed in traditional Tibetan clothing celebrate the first day of spring planting according to the Tibetan calendar in the Tibet autonomous region’s capital, Lhasa, March 16, 2015.[Photo by Li Zhou/Asianewsphoto]

Farmers dressed in traditional Tibetan clothing celebrate the first day of spring planting according to the Tibetan calendar in the Tibet autonomous region’s capital, Lhasa, March 16, 2015.[Photo by Li Zhou/Asianewsphoto]

Farmers dressed in traditional Tibetan clothing celebrate the first day of spring planting according to the Tibetan calendar in the Tibet autonomous region’s capital, Lhasa, March 16, 2015.[Photo by Li Zhou/Asianewsphoto]

Farmers dressed in traditional Tibetan clothing celebrate the first day of spring planting according to the Tibetan calendar in the Tibet autonomous region’s capital, Lhasa, March 16, 2015.[Photo by Li Zhou/Asianewsphoto]

Farmers dressed in traditional Tibetan clothing celebrate the first day of spring planting according to the Tibetan calendar in the Tibet autonomous region’s capital, Lhasa, March 16, 2015.[Photo by Li Zhou/Asianewsphoto]

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