Prague Tibetan New Year Celebration

Events — By Jacy Meyer on March 4, 2011 at 4:29 am

Chinese New Year has come and gone, so this weekend celebrate Tibetan New Year at the New Town Hall. Tibetan New Year, called Losar, will be welcoming the year 2138.

Organized by the NGO Dzogchen and members of the local Buddhist community, Losar offers a variety of fun times for all ages. On the program include events like a ritual dance in masks performed by Buddhist monks from the Ganden monastery in India. Demonstrations of Tibetan yoga, workshops, music, theater and film screenings offer something for everyone. There will be a photography exhibit, presentations by a variety of NGO’s, meditation and yoga, creative workshops and fun things for kids, including a special kids’ corner, plus Tibetan tea and vegetarian food.

Tibetan New Year has been celebrated in Prague since 2003 and every year about a thousand people attend the festival. This is a fundraising event – proceeds will go to ASIA Onlus which assists the elderly and educates children in Tibet. Tickets cost 108 CZK and are available at the event.

Photos courtesy of Barbora Tomov

Tags: festival, Kids, Music