Posted: Jan 20, 2013 4:37 PM by KXLF
Updated: Jan 20, 2013 4:52 PM
Sunday night the public is invited to celebrate the Tibetan New Year at a fundraiser for children in India. Members of the Tibetan Children's Education Foundation in Butte are hosting the event.
The event will begin at 5p.m. at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, according to Karma Tensum, executive director of the Tibetan Children's Education Foundation.
The Tibetan New Year follows a lunar pattern, according to Tensum. This year the Tibetan New Year will be February 11, but they are celebrating early.
A presentation on the Tibetan Children's Education Foundation will kick off the event, according to Tensum. A traditional Tibetan meal will be served. The public is invited to learn Tibetan dancing, shop through the bazaar of gifts brought over from Tibet, and participate in a silent auction.
The event will continue well into the evening. The foundation is asking for a donation of $25 at the door.
"It's for a culture that back home in Tibet is not doing so well, but we feel is truly worth preserving," Tensum said. "I think people should come and learn a little bit about Tibet and then, hey like I said you're going to get great food too."