Losar Celebration

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Event details

  • Thursday | February 19, 2015
  • - 6:00 pm
  • Minneapolis - 952-300-6111 // Los Angeles - Maggie Lopez at 323-702-4355

Losar Celebration at Yeru Minneapolis and Yeru Los Angeles!

There is no fee for this event.

Tibetan New year, also known as Losar, is the most important festival in the Tibetan calendar. Tibetan New Year is said to last 15 days, but the first 3 days are most important. It is mainly celebrated over a period of 3 days in late January or February, according to the Tibetan calendar  

The celebration of Losar can be traced back to the Tibetan pre-Buddhist period (127 BC – 629 AD). At that time Tibetans were followers of the Bon religion, and held a spiritual ceremony every winter. During the ceremonies, people burnt a large quantity of incense to appease local spirits, deities, and protectors. Later this religious festival developed into an annual Buddhist festival.