Abiding the lunar calendar Tamang, Magar, Gurung and other Himalayan communities of Nepal celebrate Lhosar as their New Year.The Tamang communities celebrate Sonam Losar, Gurung celebrates Tamu Loshar and Sherpa and some Himalayan communities celebrate Gyalp Loshar as per their calendar. Monasteries are attractively adorned with colorful decorative items.
People take blessings from monks for their progress, prosperity and happiness. Each home raises a flag on top of its roof. A party is organized at home and invitations are forwarded to relatives and friends. Delicious food, music and dance become the essence of party. Greetings and gifts are exchanged.