Welcoming the Wood Dragon Year–16 Days of Losar Celebrations with Amza Superfoods

Losar Tashi Delek! ལོ་གསར་བཀྲ་ཤིས་བདེ་ལེགས།

As Losar, the Tibetan New Year (2151), dawns on February 10th, a wave of joy and renewal washes worldwide, particularly in the vibrant Rebgong of the Amdo region, where the festivities stretch for 16 days.

Join us through the heart of Amdo's Losar celebrations — 16 Days of Immersive Traditions.

Feasts and Festivities: As the festival unfolds, homes come alive with laughter and the aroma of traditional dishes like sha momos and milk tea. Families gather for joyous feasts, exchanging stories and gifts. The vibrant "Guthuk" dance fills the air with energy and grace, welcoming the new year with open arms.

Spiritual Beginnings: Prayer and blessings at monasteries, filled with guests, mesmerizing chants, dances, and colorful prayer flags symbolizing aspirations for peace and prosperity.

Community Connections: Every day offers a unique experience. From visiting the village's elderly and relatives with gifts and offering "khatas" (auspicious scarves) to witnessing captivating "Lhamo" opera performances, the days pulsate with cultural richness.

Celebrating a New Year, New You, New Taste with Amza Superfoods

This Losar holds special significance for us at Amza Superfoods. In 2023, we embarked on a journey to share the deliciousness and cultural richness of Tibetan cuisine through our sustainable, packaged superfoods. To mark this festive occasion and our Key4Women Award, we offer free shipping for orders over $25 through February 14th, 2024.

Tibetan Tsamba Balls with Hazelnuts, Tsmba truffles with dark chocolate, Flaxseed butter with dates, flaxseed spread with chili & turmeric

Join us in welcoming the Year of the Wood Dragon, a year symbolizing strength, ambition, and new beginnings. Adventure with Amza Superfoods, exploring healthy eating, sustainable living, and unique cultural experiences.

Delving Deeper into Tibetan Losar

The Zodiac Cycle: Tibetans follow the 12-year animal zodiac closely, with even mothers referring to their children's birth years by the zodiac animal. Each year holds its significance, with some believed to bring challenges.

Visual Feast: Discover the sights and sounds of Losar, from steamy yak dumplings to mesmerizing butter sculptures and vibrant dances.

Baking Traditions: Experience the unique history of Amdo bread-making, often boasting a hundred-year-old fermentation process.

Spiritual Journey: Witness Losar preparations, offerings, and morning rituals, gaining a deeper understanding of this sacred celebration.

12-year cycle zodiac—སྐར་ཁྱིམ་འཁོར་ལོ་བཅུ་གཉིས། kar-khyim khor-lo chu-nyi—the Year-signs cycle in an archetypal progression or continuüm in English, Tibetan, and their pronunciation:

Rat (male)—བྱི་བ། ji-wa (shi-wa)
Ox (female)—གླང་། lang
Tiger (male)—སྟག tak
Rabbit (female)—རི་བོང། ri-wong or ri-bong
Dragon (male)—འབྲུག druk
Snake (female)—སྦྲུལ། drül
Horse (male)—རྟ། tha
Sheep (female)—ལུག luk
Monkey (male)—སྤྲེའུ། treu
Rooster (female)—བྱ། sha
Dog (male)—ཁྱི། khyi
Pigor Boar (female)—ཕག pak

May this Losar bring you health, happiness, and auspicious beginnings!

ལོ་གསར་བའི་ནང་ལུས་ཕུང་བདེ་ཐང་ཡོང་བ་དང་བསམ་དོན་འགྲུབ་པའི་བཀྲ་ཤིས་ཤོག །

Losar Tashi Delek!

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