HAPPY SONAM LHOCHHAR 2856 ( HAPPY NEW YEAR ) CELEBRATION ON 25TH JAN 2020
Nepal- Tamang Community of New York celebrated the Lhochhar festival, marking their New Year, on January 25th, 2020, in New York. More than 1000 Tamangs attended with their traditional attires. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adam was the chief guest of the event, Senator Jessica Ramos , Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz, South Asian Community Leader Dilip Chauhan, Organizer of both the events are Deependra Lamma, Binita Tamang, Sanu Maya Tamang, along with other notable personalities from the Nepali community and Nepali businessmen attended the event.
Having a distinct language and culture, we Tamang, are rich in tradition, rituals and music. Tamang, who traditionally live in the central highlands of Nepal, however, Tamang have now relocated to all regions of Nepal, to neighboring countries India, to china, to Bhutan, Burma and to all over the world and here in United States of America too.
So now, we Tamang are “global” and our culture also becoming global. To preserve and promote our culture in global level, we must act on local level, so we Tamang Community is promoting and preserving the Tamang – Culture through this big event on this foreign land. Away from homeland, we Tamang, here in New York USA celebrating our Sonam Lhochhar every year through our community organization With mindset “welcoming the new year”, w,e are again gathering to celebrate our biggest festival of the year “Sonam Lhochhar 2020” on the themes of good luck, long life, happiness and prosperity. Many people go to monasteries, temples, and shrines to take part in various, which are supposed to drive away “forces of negativity.”
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