Tibetan New Year Celebration: Fire-Bird Year 2144
Losar is the Tibetan word for New Year and the most important holiday in Tibet.
The Tibetan year starts between the beginning of February and beginning of March according to our calendar. 27 February 2017 is the first day of the Tibetan fire-bird year 2144.
During the last days of the old year the houses are cleaned and people take baths. Furthermore, religious purification rituals are performed. On the first 3 days of the new year colourful celebrations take place – with family and friends as well as in the monasteries – in order to thank the old year and to resolve to take the Buddhist path in the follwing year. Losar is followed by Monlam, the two-week-long Great Prayer Festival.
16:00: Buddhist Practice;
from 18:00: Get-together with buffet