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Saga Dawa Festival ས་ག་ཟླ་བ་

Saga Dawa Festival – translated from ས་ག་ཟླ་བ་ meaning ‘the fourth month’ is the most holy period in the Tibetan Calendar forming ‘the month of merits’. Saga Dawa or ‘the fourth month’ is the longest religious celebration in Tibet spanning an entire month. Usually occuring around the end of May or middle of June (depending on the […]

Losar ‘Tibetan New Year’ ལོ་གསར་

Tibetan New Year – translated from ལོ་གསར་ meaning ‘Losar’ is the most important celebration in the Tibetan Calendar. Losar or Tibetan New Year predates the arrival of Buddhism in Tibet. It has roots in a winter incense-burning custom of the Bon religion. During the reign of the ninth Tibetan king, Pude Gungyal (617-698). It is said that […]