Zang People
Tibetan People, one of 55 Chinese ethnic minorities
The Tibetan ethnic minority (Zang) mainly live in the Tibetan Autonomous Region, with some in Qinghai, Gansu, Sichuan and Yunnan provinces. The marriage of the Tang princess Wencheng and the leader of Tibet, Songtsen Gampo marks the friendship between the Han and Tibetan ethnic groups.

The Zang people believe in Tibetan Buddhism (Lamaism). Panchen Lama and Dalai Lama are the two highest ranking lamas in the Gelugpa School of Tibetan Buddhism. The religion has great influence on all walks of life of the Tibetan people. Their religious architecture Potala Palace is the world heritage and the Tibetan medicine is one of the oldest forms in the world.

The traditional Shoton Festival (Xuedun Festival, Tibetan Drama Festival) is a day for enjoying various yoghurts. People stage dramas and hold a big Buddha display ceremony. They gift their guests a Hada, a piece of white ribbon, representing their warmest heart. Tsamba (tsampa), made from highland wheat (Qingke), yak butter tea and chang, a type of wine also made from Qingke are the Tibetans daily food and beverages. The Zang wear gowns with long sleeves. The monks wear cassocks whose colors vary according to their particular part of Tibetan Buddhism.
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