Tamu Lhosar is celebrated by the Gurung community of India and Nepal. Tamu is another name of Gurungs. According to English calendar, it falls in the month of 30 December. On the day of the Tamu Lhosar festival, the lama (the spiritual teacher) establishes the statue of Buddha at each and every house and world ship and pray for joyful and happy staring of New year. Sel roti and Khapse (made of rice bread), Achar (Pickle), Meat, homemade rice Beer (tonbaa) and Wine are served for pleasure. People gather together to dance and celebrate the festival in the rural areas whereas in cities people gather in a common place and line around the cities to dance with the cultural song “Salaijo and Kauda” to welcome the New Year. During the day everyone goes to their own Publish House to celebrate Lhosar with traditional food and dresses. The men wear Bhangra, white cloth shirt-like tied across the chest and open like a bag at the back which was used for carrying things back in the days, and a Kachhad, like a short miniskirt. Gurung women, as well as children and young people, wear maroon velvet Ghalek and gunyo-cholo, harmonizing with gold and semi-precious stone necklaces.
|Tamu Lhosar||Dec 30-Dec 30|