Greetings from the President, Prime Minister and Speaker on the occasion of Gyalpo Lhosar

Kathmandu. Gyalpo Lhosar, a cultural festival celebrated by the Sherpa community every year on the day of Fagun Shukla Pratipada, is being celebrated today by organizing various programs.

The Sherpa community is going to celebrate the 2150th Gyalpo Lhosar as a new year.

Gyalpo Lhosar has been divided into 12 classes, namely Rat, Cow, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon (Cloud), Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Bird, Dog and Barah.

Gyalpo Lhosar is celebrated grandly by organizing various programs from February new moon to full moon.

Gyalpo started to be celebrated under the name of Spring Festival from the time of Ude Gungyal, the ninth king of Lhosar Bhot.

Researcher Tika Sherpa says that the name Gyalpo Lhosar was changed over time. This Lhosar is pronounced by some as Galpo and by others as Galbo.

Gyalpo Lhosar, which was celebrated in 12 districts of the Himalayan region in the past, is currently celebrated in 22 districts. With the migration of the Sherpa tribe, the district celebrating this festival has increased.

On the 15th of December, Gurung community celebrated Tamu and Magh Shukla Pratipada, Tamang community also celebrated this festival in the name of Sonam Lhosar.

On the occasion of this festival, President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda and Speaker Devraj Ghimire have expressed their best wishes.

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