Tamu Lhosar is being observed today by the Gurung community by bidding adieu to the year gone by. In Gurung language, ‘Lho’ means class and ‘Sar’ means change.
Members of the Gurung community mark the festival by organising feasts and cultural programmes. Tamu Lhosar is also associated with the rays of the sun.
The festival is marked on the 15th of the Nepali month of Poush as sunrays reach early in the geography of Gurung settlements including Lamjung, Gorkha, Tanahun, Syangja, Manang, Kaski and Parbat. The festival is marked by Tamang and Sherpa community in the Nepali month of Magh and Falgun, respectively.
Members of the Gurung community organised a special programme at Tundikhel, Kathmandu, today.