KATHMANDU, MARCH 14
The Sherpas in various parts of the country are celebrating Gyalpo Losar today.
Losar marks the New Year in a Tibetan calendar consisting of twelve lunar months. People from Sherpa, Tamang, Bhutia, Hyolmo and Yolmo communities begin the celebration of Gyalpo Losar on the 29th day of the 12th month of the calendar.
Gyalpo Losar is celebrated for 15 days, with the main celebrations being observed on the first three days. On the first day, a beverage called changkol is made from chhaang (a Tibetan beer). The second day is known as King's Losar (Gyalpo Losar) while on the third day people get together and have feasts with traditional music and dancing.
Sherpas across the country are celebrating the New Year through by organising programmes and sharing greeting and wishes over the social media, today.
The government, however, has not marked the day as a holiday.