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[San Francisco] Tibetan Independence Day: #CelebratePotala
February 13, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This year, join SFT as we commemorate Feb 13, Tibetan Independence Day, with ‘Celebrate Potala’ as a theme to mark the Potala Palace’s historical importance and to highlight the Tibetan people’s vision for a free and democratic Tibet.
The Potala Palace was home to the Dalai Lama and the independent Tibetan Government for centuries until China’s illegal military invasion of Tibet in 1959. Today, China attempts to portray the Potala Palace solely as a tourist attraction. However, for the Tibetan people, the Potala Palace is more than an attractive monument, it is a representation of Tibet’s independent past and a symbol of Tibet for Tibetans around the globe.
We encourage our Bay Area youth to learn about Tibet’s history as an independent country and to #CelebratePotala with us! Tibetan tea, and homemade dresil & khapsey will be served!