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Lomba Celebration

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Lomba dumplings

Lomba Celebration

  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Place: Haa & Paro

Lomba Celebration is an important occasion for the people of Haa and Paro. In the olden days, they considered this day as New Year’s Day. It is also a time when all crops have been harvested and people get some free time before they begin their work again. During Lomba, families get together in their villages and treat themselves to a good meal.

Lomba Celebration Insight into Festival Duration, Dates, & Features

Features

This popular event is celebrated over a course of two days by the locals of Haa and Paro. The festival dates are mentioned below.

Lomba Celebration Dates for 2023
  • Starting Date: 11th December 2023
  • Ending Date: 12th December 2023
Insights

Another popular event for Paro and Haa locals is the “Lomba,” or “getting one year older.”

It is observed from the 29th to the 3rd of the 11th month of the Bhutanese calendar. On the 29th evening, a ceremony is performed to drive away the evil – “Lue.”

Highlights

Festival Packages

Duration: 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days

Lomba

Individual house, Haa and Paro

This event is an important occasion for the people of Haa and Paro. In the olden days, they considered this day as New Year’s Day. It is also a time when all crops have been harvested and people get some free time before they begin their work again.

During Lomba, families get together in their villages and treat themselves to a good meal. Haaps and Parops make their special dish called Hoentoey (buckwheat dumplings) and distribute them to friends and relatives. Men also play archery matches and other traditional games.

People sing the rhyme “Lolay Lolay”, thanking god for the good year they had and making wishes for the New Year. During this festival, people greet each other “Lolay”, meaning “good new year”.

They also perform a small ceremony at home to drive away evil and bring in good health, happiness, and prosperity for the New Year.

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