Washington DC: To safeguard and promote the distinct Tibetan tradition and customs, the Tibetan Association of Vermont held its 18th Tibet Festival at Burlington’s Old North End on 19 November 2022.
According to Sonam Dhargyal Lhakhang, the President of the Tibetan Association of Vermont, the annual Tibet Festival aims to introduce the rich Tibetan culture to westerners and campaign for the Sino-Tibet conflict issue forbidden inside Tibet.
He said, “despite three years void due to the Covid pandemic, the association successfully organised this 18th Tibet Festival with collective efforts from the Tibetan community. The appearance of many residents, university professors and students at the festival helped us advocate the Tibet cause”.
The day-long colourful festival entertained onlookers with Tibetan dance, music, food and crafts.
On the same day, the Tibetan Association of Northern California organised a ‘Thanksgiving Lunch’ for local-based Tibet supporters and the association’s patrons to express gratitude. Accrediting the association’s former and current standing committee members and the students and teachers of the local Tibetan Weekend School, the association’s president Jinpa Tharchin acknowledged the attendance of officials and representatives from foreign consulates at the luncheon. The event’s guests were delighted with the display of traditional dances and photo exhibition on Tibet.
-Report filed by OoT Washington DC