"Losar is the Tibetan New Year, a three-day festival that mixes sacred and secular practices -- prayers, ceremonies, hanging prayer flags, sacred and folk dancing, partying. It is the most widely celebrated of all Tibetan festivals and represents a time for all things to be purified and renewed.
Tibetans follow a lunar calendar, so the date of Losar changes from year to year. It begins February 18 in 2015, February 8 in 2016 and January 28 in 2017. It sometimes falls on the same date as Chinese New Year, but not always...."
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