OED adds "momo," but omits "Monlam"
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Greetings again from Lhasa. I go to the Sera Monastery this afternoon, and to the towns of Gyantse and Shigatse the next two days before heading home.
We saw the "Drepung Monastery Tour Shop" this morning--not a "gift shop," and the rare thing that's not a "shopping center"...A picture of Chairman Mao is still on monastery walls. There are boxes that are supposed to contain religious scrolls, but I'm not convinced they're not empty and were not burned in the "Cultural Revolution"...A local's cell phone went off in the monastery--to the tune of "Hava Negila"!
OED has added "momo" (as expected) but has not included "Monlam," the Tibetan prayer festival. OED has entries for Purim, Hanukkah, Yom Kippur, and Rosh Hashonah, for example. Easter and Christmas are there, too. Tibetan Buddhism doesn't count?
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