Losar Tibetan New Year 藏族新年

Friday, 12. February 2021 in Tibetan Areas

Losar is the Tibetan New Year, celebrated over 15 days, with the first three days the most important.

Tibetans in Yunnan have their own festivals, held according to the Tibetan Calendar.

The Tibetan Calendar is extremely complex, with many missing and duplicated months and days. The calculations here follow the paper by Swante Janson https://www.yunnanexplorer.com/bibliography/publication/jansonswante/ Be careful and check the exact dates of the festivals before setting out.

See related festivals.

Festival held according to the Tibetan Calendar on 1.1. Please note that the Tibetan Calendar is extremely complex, with leap years, leap months, leap days as well as missing days. This calculation does not take leap days etc into consideration, so might be wrong.