Gurung Tamu Lhosar

Gurung community celebrates the main festival Tamu Lhosar on 15th Poush (Dec/ Jan) every year marking their New Year. Gurung people receive blessings from their elders and exchange greetings to their friends and relatives on the occasion of Lhosar festival. Tamu Lhosar has its own originality, tradition, and cultural values.

The Gurung divide time in a cycle of 12 years and each year is represented by 12 different animals; Monkey, Garuda, Serpent, Horse, Sheep, Bird, Dog, Deer, Rat, Cow, Tiger and Cat. This year 2017 is the year of the bird.

Gurungs are indigenous people of Nepal. They are densely settled down in western part of Nepal. Gurungs are culturally rich having own culture, language tradition and way of life.

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