Gedong 格冬节

Friday, 28. January 2022 until Tuesday, 1. February 2022 in Tibetan Temples

Gedong Festival, held at most Tibetan Temples at the end of the Tibetan year.

Tibetans in Yunnan have their own festivals, held according to the Tibetan Calendar.

The Tibetan Calendar is extremely complex, with many missing and duplicated months and days. The calculations here follow the paper by Swante Janson https://www.yunnanexplorer.com/bibliography/publication/jansonswante/ Be careful and check the exact dates of the festivals before setting out.

See related festivals.

Main day for the masked dances is the evening of the 11th lunar month in the Tibetan Calendar. It is said that the dances take place on the 26th and the 30th day of the months. Not sure if there are any activities between.

Festival held according to the Tibetan Calendar on 26.11. Please note that the Tibetan Calendar is extremely complex, with leap years, leap months, leap days as well as missing days. This calculation does not take leap days etc into consideration, so might be wrong.