Losar Festival

  • The Losar festival marks the beginning of New year in Ladakh and Tibet region and falls in December.
  • Losar is Tibetan word for ‘new year’.
  • It is considered to be the most important festival of the region.
  • It is an important social and religious celebration in Ladakh.
  • Ladakhi Buddhists make religious offering before their deities in the domestic shrines or in the Gompas.
  • A medley of cultural events, ancient rituals and also traditional performances are performed during this festival.
  • There is blaring music events accompanied with dancing and celebration, dinner with relatives.
  • Houses are decorated with good luck signs.
  • Prayer flags are hoisted in important religious places to welcome the new year.