Friday, January 31, 2014

Festivals in Nepal- Sonam Lhosar

Today (31st of January, 2014) Nepalese folks are relishing the second day of two consecutive public holidays. The occasion on which the holiday is issued is Sonam Lhosar, an important festival of Tamang community of Nepal. This day marks the commencement of the New Year according to the Tibetan calendar.  

People have their own way of celebrating this fiesta. They visit different religious sites like monasteries and stupas to carry out different traditional rituals. New dresses are bought and worn on this special day. Likewise, different dishes are prepared which include meat items and sweet desserts as well. They also clean and adorn their houses with the belief that it welcomes good luck to their family.

Men and women assemble at a common place in their traditional attires and perform their cultural music and dance. A special function is held at Tundikhel in Kathmandu. Nepal One Tours wishes all the Nepalese individuals a very happy Sonam Lhosar. visit ours site

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