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    The Tibetan Calendar

    The Tibetan Calendar

    Posted on :February 6, 2016

    The Tibetan calendar consists of 12 (or 13) lunar months, and Losar begins on the first day of the Tibetan year. The Tibetan calendar is lunisolar and almost identical to the Chinese calendar. Tibetan New Year is the same as Chinese New Year, a day earlier, or a day later. The adding of a 30-day […]

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    The Story of Losar

    The Story of Losar

    Posted on :February 6, 2016

    The word losar is a Tibetan word which means New Year. The word is composed of two characters: lo and sar. Lo means ‘year’ and sar means ‘new’. 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 […]

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