Tamu Lhosar being observed

Kathmandu, Dec 30: The Gurung community is marking Tamu Lhosar by bidding adieu to the year gone by. In the Gurung language, ‘Lho’ means year or age and ‘Sar’ denotes change.

Members of the Gurung community mark the festival by organising feasts and cultural programmes.

Tamu Lhosar is also associated with the rays of the sun, it is said. The festival is marked on the 15th of the Nepali month of Poush as sunrays reach early in the geography of Gurung settlements including Lamjung, Gorkha, Tanahun, Syangja, Manang, Kaski and Parbat.

The festival is marked by the Tamang and Sherpa community in the Nepali month of Magh and Falgun, respectively. The government has announced a public holiday on the occasion of Tamu Lhosar. Members of the Gurung community organise a special programme at Tundikhel, Kathmandu.