Tamang ethnic group is celebrating Lhosar in Nepal as their new year. The state 3 government of Nepal has announced as public holiday on this day. Sonam Lhosar is the most important and the biggest festival of the Tamang ethnic group of Nepal, where as Tamu Lhosar is of Gurung communities and Gyalbo Lhosar is of Sherpa communities. Sonam Lhosar is celebrated by the Tamang communities living in every corner of Nepal along with the Tamang people throughout the world.
Tamang people mostly populate these districts: Kavrepalanchok, Rasuwa, Sidhupalchok, Dhading, Nuwakot, Sindhuli, Ramechhap, Makwanpur, Dolakha and others along with Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur.
Sonam Lhosar is a unique and amazing festival that is celebrated in a traditional way. According to the Lunar calendar, it is celebrated on the day of Khrela Chhepa Gik, which falls on 5th of February in 2019. Tamang ethnic community celebrates this festival biding farewell to the DOG year and welcome PIG year.
Lhosar is celebrated according to the changing year of various animals and birds of 12 species. Lhosar has begun already from yesterday, but today is the main day. They worship in their house, take tika and blessings from the elders, exchange festival wishes and organizing public celebrations in various places of Nepal.
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