Losar: Animal’s Day
By Namgyal Lhamo
It was on one of the third days of Losar. My father came to me, patted my head gently and said with a smile “Life of your polled lamb will be set free”. I was elated beyond words and this memory has remained in my heart so vividly. In my village, on every third day of Losar or Thrungkar, fathers of the households were the busiest. They get up early in the morning to appease the Land God and other deities who are believed to be the true owners of our land according to their ancestors.