Gyalpo Lhosar: The Sherpa community is commemorating Lhosar across the country today through a variety of programs.
Gyalpo Lhosar is observed on Falgun Shukla Pratipada according to the lunar calendar, with the belief that this day marks the start of the year.
This year, the Sherpa people are commemorating the 2149th Gyalpo Lhosar by exchanging greetings, cleaning their homes, alleys, and water resources, and eating Guthuk, a mixture of nine different food items.
This festival is viewed as an opportunity to promote social harmony, reunion, and reconciliation among family members and kith and kin.
President Bidya Devi Bhandari extended Lhosar greetings on the occasion of Gyalpo Lhosar, expressing hope that they would help foster social harmony, brotherhood, and goodwill among Nepalis living in the country and abroad.
Likewise, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba extended Lhosar greetings, emphasizing Nepal’s tribal, linguistic, religious, and cultural diversity.
He also mentioned that on September 13, 2007, the Nepali government ratified the International Labor Organization’s Convention on the Rights of Indigenous and Tribal People.