Losar Festival


Losar or “Tibetan (Buddhist) New Year Festival” is being widely celebrated in Darjeeling. Losar is basically the New Year of the Tibetan lunar calendar usually falls in the month of February. It is an important festival in the Tibetan calendar year and its colourful celebration is continues for about a week at all the monasteries in Darjeeling district. It is celebrated with great enthusiasm by Tibetan youth. The youths take to the streets performing the traditional Yak dance dressed in multi coloured clothes. Colourful Tibetan folk-dances are staged in monasteries on this day.