Mustang Tiji Festival Date 2023
Tiji Festival is a religious celebration which takes place in the Upper Mustang of Nepal. Upper Mustang was once a separate kingdom which was known as the Kingdom of Lo. Lo is the capital city of Upper Mustang region.
Tiji Festival is related with the Bon religion, which predates Buddhism in Tibet, and it’s held annually to mark the victory of good over evil.
The festival lasts for three days and begins with the gathering of people from surrounding villages or all villages from the Upper Mustang.They gather in the capital city Lo Manthang to participate in the celebrations.
The First day of Tiji Fetival in Mustang, the prayers and offerings are made to the gods to seek their blessings for the upcoming year.
Second day of Tij Festival of Lo Manthang, a dramatic representation of the conflict between good and evil takes place through masked dances and other rituals.
The main event of the Tiji Festival in Mustang, is the dance of the “Mystical Warriors,” which is performed by the monk-dancers wearing colorful masks and costumes and performing a series of complicated movements to illustrate the battle between the forces of good and evil.
The Tiji Festival is an important cultural event in the Upper Mustang, and it is believed to bring good luck, peace, and prosperity to the local communities.
Despite the influences of modernization and globalization, the festival continues to be an integral part of the local culture and is highly revered by the people of Upper Mustang.
It has also become a popular tourist attraction from around the world to witness this unique and ancient cultural celebration.
Date of Tiji Festival 2023
The Tiji Festival dates are determined based on the Tibetan lunar calendar, and its dates vary from year to year. In 2023, Mustang Tiji Festival starts from May 16 and last day of Tiji Festival in Mustang is May 17, 2023.