Tamu Lhosar being celebrated today

Kathmandu, December 29: The Gurung community is marking Tamu Lhosar tomorrow by bidding adieu to the year gone by.

In Gurung language, ‘Lho’ means class and ‘Sar’ means change, according to Resham Gurung, chairman of Gurung Samaj.

Members of the Gurung community mark the festival by organising feasts and cultural programmes, he added. Tamu Lhosar is also associated with the rays of the sun.

The festival is marked on the 15th of the Nepali month of Poush as sunrays reach early in the geography of Gurung settlements including Lamjung, Gorkha, Tanahun, Syangja, Manang, Kaski and Parbat. The festival is marked by Tamang and Sherpa community in the Nepali month of Magh and Falgun, respectively.

The government has announced public holiday on the occasion of Tamu Lhosar.

Members of the Gurung community will organise a special programme at Tundikhel, Kathmandu, tomorrow.

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and top leaders of the major political parties are scheduled to attend the programme.