Drepung Monastery during the Yogurt Festival, also known as Shoton Festival. This festival is not only popular in the city of Lhasa, but also in the city of Gyangtse. The Shoton Festival in Gyangtsese later established in the city of Lhasa, and is called by locals Semuqinbo. Before the 17th century, Shoton was exclusively religious celebration. According to the commandments and rules of Tibetan Buddhism, monks are not allowed to leave the monasteries of several tens of days in the summer to the lifting of the ban. And when they were able to leave the monasteries, the premises were offered alms of yogurt (Sho in Tibetan) to them. In addition to the banquet of yogurt, the monks also had fun with leisure activities and entertainment. This is the origin of the Shoton. Q7 century, the government of Qjng Dynasty (1644-1911) formally conferred nobility tiles in the fifth Dalai Lama and the Panchen room, and religion, Tibetan politics integrated system has been strengthened so much. Shoton activities were more colorful then, and people began to perform Tibetan opera. Consequently, the fixed Shoton Festival was established. Later, religious activities and entertainment are combined together during the festival, the range of the party spread from the Potala Palace in Norbulingka, and people were allowed to enter the monasteries of Tibetan opera. After that, the Shoton Festival activities were so complete that a fixed set of celebrations for the festival came into being.