The Tibetan New Year, popularly known as Lossar is a festival in Sikkim which is celebrated with a lot of fervor and enthusiasm. A harvest festival, Lossar is a significant day among the Tibetans. Also known as Gyalpo Lossar it is celebrated by visiting the monastery and after performing the rituals the people visit relatives and friends. Flowers are an important part of the Lossar Festival. Devotees greet each other with flowers. At Pemayangste, Lossar is preceded by Chaams or traditional dances.
Lossar Festival is celebrated in the month of February. It is celebrated by the Tibetans as a day of gaiety and celebration.