The Tibetan New Year is similar to that of the Chinese New Year. As soon as the rooster crows at the break of dawn, all women in each household must go and bring in “new water”. Legend has it that “new water” was given by the great heavens to humans as a healing drink. It is believed that by drinking “new water” you will be immune from illness and will be healthy for the New Year. The men in the village go to pray.