Tamu Lhosar being celebrated


The Gurung community in the country is celebrating Tamu Lhosar, the Gurung New Year festival, with much fanfare.

As the meaning of Lho refers to year and Sar means to change, this day is called Tamu Lhosar in the community.

Tamu Lhosar is also related to the sun rays as.

It is said this festival is marked on Poush 15 as the sun rays first arrive in the districts of Lamjung, Gorkha, Tanahun, Syangja, Manang, Kaski and Parbat — the areas with Gurung majority population.

After the Gurungs observe this festival, the Tamangs and Sherpas mark this festival in the coming months respectively.

Since the days become longer than the nights after Poush 15, this festival has great significance.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival will not be marked in Tundikhel, Kathmandu as in previous years, according to Gurung Samaj.

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