Gurungs observing Tamu Lhosar today

Tamu LhosarKATHMANDU: The Gurung community is observing Tamu Lhosar, its new year, by exchanging greetings and organising cultural programmes tomorrow. The government has declared it a public holiday.

In the Kathmandu Valley, Gurung people have already started gathering in Tundikhel to celebrate the festival by taking part in cultural processions and feasting on traditional cuisines at the stalls kept there. The day, which is celebrated on the 15th of Poush, marks the beginning of Tamu Sambat.

The Gurungs divide time in a cycle of 12 years, with each year represented by one of the 12 animals.

President Ram Baran Yadav has extended greetings to the Gurung community based in the country and abroad for the happiness, peace and prosperity on the occasion of Tamu Lhosar. In a message, President Yadav expressed confidence that festivals such as Tamu Lhosar will help promote friendship and unity among all Nepalis and inspire all to protect and promote all national festivals and traditions, languages, costumes and cultures. Political leaders also extended best wishes to the Gurung community on the occasion.

Source: The Himalayan Times

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