Happy Tibetan New Year

Losar shrine table copy

Shrine offerings for the Tibetan New Year, or Losar (Photo credit: Raven Cypress Wood)

The Tibetan New Year, or Losar, is celebrated according to the lunar calendar.  In 2016, Losar is February 9th.  The night before Losar, the many offerings are beautifully arranged before the shrine.  In the morning in monasteries and households alike, everyone will awake early, dress in new clothes and begin the day with special ritual offerings and prayers for a year of good fortune including raising prayer flags.  Losar always begins with the New Moon and the offerings remain upon the shrine until after the night of the Full Moon.

monkey astrology

This begins the year of the Fire Monkey.  See previous post about the Monkey in Tibetan astrology: https://ravencypresswood.com/2015/10/11/the-twelve-animals-of-tibetan-astrology-the-snake/

Posted on February 9, 2016, in Tibetan Culture & History, Tibetan Lunar & Religious Calendar, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. 🙂 Thank you all…

  2. Tashi Delek, Raven! I’ve offered my (quasi) khapsey this morning, and am about to go out and put up a prayer flag. Such a happy day!!

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