Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Losar, Tibetan New Year Traditions by Dr.Phuntsog Wangmo

Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo has written an article in The Mirror on Losar, the Tibetan New Year . The article is rich in detail regarding the many traditions and customs of Losar. To continue reading, click on the link below.

Losar celebration with horses. Photo L. Ottaviani

Tibetan New Year is called Losar and is celebrated to welcome in the New Year. New Year is a festival common to the whole world and celebrated at different times, according to the way the beginning of a new year is calculated. There are, however, great differences within Tibet re­garding the preparations for the auspicious ceremonies of the New Year determined by the cus­toms of certain regions. Tibetan people who live in high, snowy regions have many traditional festivals, the New Year being the most elaborate.

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