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11:27 Feb 17 2009

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Tibetan New Year listed as legal holiday in Tibet
11:27, February 17, 2009  

To allow the massive number of workers and cadres of Tibet to have a happy traditional New Year, the Standing Committee of the People's Congress of the Autonomous Region has listed the Tibetan New Year as a legal holiday in the autonomous region, deciding that from now on the Tibetan people can have a holiday of seven days every year for the Tibetan New Year.

Traditional Tibetan New Year's Day falls on February 25 this year and the holiday in 2009 will last from February 23 to March 1.

In Tibetan regions other than Lhasa, the Tibetan New Year's holiday will be applicable in accordance with the notice issued by the General Office of the People's Government of Lhasa.

By China Tibet Online

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