Losar: The Tibetan New Year


Losar is an important and ancient New Year festival unique to the people of Tibet. The day is observed starting from the first day of the Tibetan lunisolar calendar, around the month of February and March every year. This work briefly examines the festival in relation to its social and cultural origins, and the religious beliefs surrounding Tibetan Buddhism, the Tibetan calendar, and the defining traditions, customs, and ethnic practices of Tibetan culture.