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Mani Rimdu Festival, Tengboche - Nepal

The most important festival of the Sherpa people is held during the tenth lunar month of the Tibetan calendar, from the end of October to the beginning of November, and encompasses nine days. Near the end of the festival the resident Rimpoche of the Monastery blesses the general public after which the 'Mask Dances' are performed by the monks. Dance intervals display the defeat of demons and the initiation of Buddhism to Tibet.