Tamu Loshar in Tudikhel with President of Nepal.

Tamu Loshar in Tudikhel with President of Nepal

Tamu Loshar in Tudikhel with President of Nepal.

Losar is one among the most festivals in Nepal. The festival is mostly celebrated by Tamang, Sherpa, Gurung and Thakali etc. who sleep in the hilly and therefore the mountainous region. New Year is the literal meaning of losar and follows the cycle of 12 years called Lohokor. Barga (Lo)is the special name given to every year and represented by different animals with its reputed attributes like mouse, cow, tiger, cat, garuda, serpent, horse, sheep, monkey, bird, dog and deer,. The cycle of animals is arranged during a single circle printed on a paper or a cloth. In Nepal when there was no calendar, the 12 rotation system was wont to calculate peoples’ ages.

On this date the people visit the stupas and monasteries to wish , worship and have blessing from the monks for well-being and happiness. The houses rooftop, monasteries, stupas and mountain top are decorated with new colorful items and prayer flags to bring peace and harmony to the state . On the occasion of Loshar the govt of Nepal announces public holidays. So, the festival is widely known within the full swing across the country. There are different types of loshar celebrated in Nepal by different communities of people in Nepal. Some of them are Tamu Loshar celebrated by Gurungs Community, Sonam Loshar celebrated by Tamangs Community, Gyalpo Loshar celebrated by Gurungs Community, etc. 

Nepali Tradition

Types of Losar in Nepal

Tamu loshar:– 

Tamu losar is widely known by the Gurungs community living within the laps of the Mountain Daulagiri and Mountain Annapurna. Gurungs are famous within the Gorkha army for his or her bravery within the Ist war and therefore the 2nd war . They are trusted, obedient and disciplined soldiers.

According to our Calendar, per annum ,15 Poush is that the day to celebrate Tamu Loshar whereas in English calander, it falls within the month of December/January. The date signifies the top of the shorter days and therefore the start of the longer days bringing warmness and charm.

On the eve of the festival, the lama, the spiritual teacher, establishes the statue of Buddha at each and each house and burn incense and commence the New Year . Sel roti ( Rice circle bread), Achar ( Pickle), Meat, homemade sake and Wine are served. People take in the courtyard to celebrate the festive within the rural areas where as in cities people take in a standard place and parade round the cities rejoicing cultural procession to mark the New Year.


Sonam Loshar:-

Sonam loshar is widely known by the Tamangs community dwelling within the central highlands of Nepal also around Kathmandu Valley. Tamangs are the indigenous people from Nepal. Tamangs have their own culture and dialects. Tamang means Horse Traders.

Gyalpo Loshar:-

Sherpa community living within the Himalayan region in Nepal celebrate the Gyalpo Loshar. They have distinct dialect and culture. They are world famous mountain climbers and therefore the first one to scale Everest in Nepal, the very best mountain within the world. People from Yolma, Tamang, and Bhutia also celebrate this festive.



Chetan Thapa Magar: Tamu Loshar in Tudikhel with President of Nepal.
Tamu Loshar in Tudikhel with President of Nepal.
Tamu Loshar in Tudikhel with President of Nepal
Chetan Thapa Magar
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