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Losar Festival is also Tibetan New Year festival. In ancient times when the peach tree would blossom, it was considered the start of a new year. Since the systematization of the Tibetan calendar in 1027 A.D. the first day of the first month is fixed as the beginning of the New Year.

  • 16 February 2018 - 16 February 2018
  • Lhasa
  • Jokhang Temple

In Tibet, at the beginning of Lunar New Year it was the tradition to make extensive offerings to large assemblies of sangha performing powerful prayers and practices for the new year.

  • 18 February 2018 - 19 February 2018
  • 17 Ormskirk
  • Charack Road Terre Haute, IN 47807

World Press Freedom Day

"On World Press Freedom Day, I call for an end to all crackdowns against journalists – because a free press advances peace and justice for all." — António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General.

  • 03 May 2018 - 03 May 2018
  • Accra

Buddha Shakyamuni's Descent from the Heaven of 33 - Lha Bab Düchen
The 22nd of the 9th month, 'Buddha Shakyamuni's Descent from the Heaven of 33' is celebrated. Buddha's mother had been reborn in Indra's heaven.

  • 10 November 2017 - 10 November 2017
  • Main Temple
  • McLeod Ganj

Who is the Dalai Lama? 8 facts to celebrate his 80th birthday
This spiritual and social icon — His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama — travels worldwide to spread messages of peace and compassion.

  • 06 July 2017 - 06 July 2017
  • Main Temple
  • McLeod Ganj

The most important festival for Tibetan Buddhism, the 'Saka Dawa Festival' commemorates Shakyamuni's Buddhahood and the death of his mortal body. Saga Dawa also stands for the Disu month in the Tibetan language; Disu is one of the 28 constellations of astrology in Tibetan calendar.

  • 18 April 2017
  • Jokhang Temple
  • Barkor Street