13. February – Tibetan Independence Day. The Tibetan flag, also known as the "snow lion flag" (gangs seng dar cha), was the national flag of Tibet from 1916 to 1951. It was adopted by the 13th Dalai Lama in 1916. Banned by the Chinese government since 1959, the flag has not been in official use by any region in the world since 1951; however it is used by the Tibetan Government in Exile, based in Dharamshala, India. Also used all over the world by tibetans in exile and Tibet-supporters (like this little guy in Oslo).