Ladakhi New Year being celebrated with traditional fervor & enthusiasm

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News:Union Territory of Ladakh is celebrating Losar Festival on 27 December 2019.

Facts:

About Losar Festival:

  • Losar is Tibetan word for new year.Losar festival is celebrated to mark the Ladakhi or Tibetan New Year.
  • The festival is regarded as the most important socio-religious event of Ladakh.
  • The festival is held annually on the 1st Day of the Eleventh Month of Tibetan Calendar correlating to a date in the Gregorian calendar. 
  • During the festival,Ladakhi Buddhists make religious offering before their deities in the domestic shrines or in the Gompas.
  • The festival also organises various cultural events, ancient rituals and also traditional performances.

Additional information:

  • The variation of the Losar festival in Nepal is called as Lhochhar festival. It is observed about eight weeks earlier than the Tibetan Losar.