South Burlington Tibetan American Children to perform traditional Tibetan Dance at Cultural Festival. Left to right: Chemi Tsering, Jamyang Anak, Ogyen Anak, Tenzin Choden, Tenzin losel, Tenzin Mentsang, Norzin Mentsang, Tenzin Chemi, Jampal Yangotsang and Tenzin Chodak (center), back row. 

Tibet Festival Features South Burlington Families

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Thursday September 26, 2013

This weekend the community will have the opportunity to learn about Tibetan culture from members of the Tibetan Association of Vermont(TAV), many of whom are South Burlington families. The organization is hosting their 11th Annual Tibet Festival this Saturday, September 28, at the Memorial Auditorium in Burlington. 

It will be a fun-filled day with cultural shows and dances, arts and exhibits, crafts, stalls, delicious Tibetan momos and other foods, prize drawings and more. The event is free to attend, although donations are welcomed to benefit TAV. The program starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. Traditional dances including the Snow Lion and Yak Dance will be performed by local Tibetans. Tibetan children, born and raised in South Burlington, will perform Tibetan songs and dances. At present, more than 20 Tibetan families have bought homes and live in South Burlington.

There is a raffle to raise funds for TAV with many prizes, all donated by individual business owners. Tickets will be sold at the event. TAV greatly appreciates all the donations and support received, and hopes many will come to enjoy the Festival this Saturday. For more information, please visit
The Tibetan Association of Vermont is a non profit organization of Tibetans living in Vermont and dedicated to preserving and promoting Tibetan Culture, heritage and religion. Their mission is to contribute to and uphold the American value of multiculturalism.