October 22, 2019
Lhotak Pulu “Lhosar Pulu” Lhotak meaning grain and pulu meaning offering. Lhotak pulu is the harvest festival celebrated in the month of November on the night of the full moon. Now day’s it is commonly kown as Lhosar Pulu. It signifies the ending of the harvesting season and offering the first harvested grains to the saints. Children and adults form different groups and go door to door in villages at night, reciting flattering verses (ya we ya we lhosar pulu se ) in Sherpa and performing dance.
In the past people used to give away grains to the group of people who come to celebrate in their place but now people prefer to give money instead of grains. Previously it was celebrated only in some parts of Solukhumbu, Dolakha, Bhojpur and Sankhuwasava. Now it’s celebrated in Kathmandu as people from those places have migrated there.