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Losar (Tibetan New Year) McLeodganj

The celebration of Losar can be traced back to the pre-Buddhist period in Tibet. The festival is said to have begun when an old woman named Belma introduced the measurement of time based on the phases of the moon.

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Festivals Events (~2/19)

Snow continues to play a major part in February's festivals and Himachal's Winter Carnival is also held this month.

Gochi in the Bhaga Valley is an unusual festival when the villagers celebrate the birth of male children. Token marriages of children below the age of six are also performed - and a lighter side comes with the snow balling every child participates in.

Losar (Tibetan New Year) McLeodganj

The celebration of Losar can be traced back to the pre-Buddhist period in Tibet.