Tamu Lhosar celebrated with gustoEach year, the festival is celebrated by bidding farewell to the existing year and welcoming a new one.
People from the Gurung community celebrated Tamu Lhosar on Sunday.
Tamu Lhosar marks the beginning of the Tamu or Gurung calendar year. It is celebrated yearly on the 15th day of the Nepali month Posh. The community divides time in a cycle of 12 years and is represented by 12 different animals each year. These representations are called ‘lho’.
Each year, Lhosar is celebrated by bidding farewell to the existing lho year and welcoming a new one.
People from the community, dressed in their traditional attires, come together and celebrate the festival by letting go of the sufferings of the preceding year and wishing for the prosperity and well-being of the community in the coming days.
In Kathmandu, a special programme was organised at Tundikhel to observe the festival. Earlier, people from the community marched from Basantapur to Tundikhel. Here are some photos the Post’s photographer Sanjog Manandhar captured.