Christmas in Tibet

In Tibet, winter is the wedding season. From November to February, farmers take time out from the nomadic life, and with families reunited, this is the time of year for big get-togethers and celebrations. Christmas is not a fixture in the calendar, but there is plenty of eating and drinking just as there is in the West. Dancing is another way to keep warm, and a main feature of any wedding celebration. This video shows a dance that is typical on such occasions. Traditional music is an important accompaniment. Now that so many people in Tibet have smart phones with apps that send images and pictures around the world in an instant, those of us living abroad can share in the festivities from af

Taste Tibet, naturally vegan

Taste Tibet is proud to serve a wide range of vegan dishes at our weekly stall in Oxford's Gloucester Green market. All our vegetarian food is naturally vegan, bringing weekly joy to our many vegan customers, including Keble student @nico.lettuce, who captured the moment she opened up this tasty box of vegan momo dumplings and vegan curry, delivered to her by a fellow student during a recent essay crisis. In fact, both meat and dairy play a big role in Tibetan culinary life. Contrary to the widely-held belief, a lot of Tibetan people do eat meat. The high altitude of the plateau does not lend itself to rich vegetation. The result is that Tibetan people become dependent upon both meat and dai

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