Bhutanese Community of Columbus celebrates Nepali New Year 2070

Bhutanese Community of Columbus celebrates the Nepali New Year 2070 B.S. A function is organized today  at Columbus Global Academy school.  About 500 resettled Bhutanese refugees and some government and non-government representatives witnessed the program. The function was marked by exchanging good wishines, cultural shows and some typical Nepali traditional performances.

Program was organized under the chairmanship of Narayan Sharma while Ganesh Ghimire was coordinating the function.

New Year is the time at which a new calendar Bikram Sambat begins in Nepal. Bikram Sambat (B.S.) is 56.7 years older than the Georgian Calendar.

The Vikrama Samvat is said to have been founded by the emperor Vikramaditya of Ujjain following his victory over the Sakas in 56 B.C.  It is a lunar calendar based on ancient Hindu tradition. 

The traditional New Year of Bikram Samwat is one of the many festivals of Nepal, marked by parties, family gatherings, the exchange of good wishes, and participation in rituals to ensure good fortune in the coming year.