Tibetan New Year Celebration

Please join us Friday, February 16th at 5 pm as we celebrate the Tibetan New Year or Losar. This New Year is designated as the year of the Earth Dog.

Losar traces its origins to the pre- Buddhist period in Tibetan when Tibetans practiced a winter spiritual ceremony during which large amounts of incense were offered to appease the local spirits, deities and protectors. This celebration evolved into a Buddhist festival tied the introduction of time based on phases of the moon. It may have been the first celebration of what has become the tradition of farmers’ festivals. After the rudiments of the science of astrology were introduced in Tibet, the festival became known as Losar.
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