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Happy Losar #431051
02/21/12 09:22 PM
02/21/12 09:22 PM
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San Pedro AC Belize
Diane Campbell Offline OP
Diane Campbell  Offline OP

Tomorrow begins the Water Dragon Year in the Tibetan Calendar.
Happy Losar to everybody everywhere!

Re: Happy Losar [Re: Diane Campbell] #431203
02/23/12 02:43 PM
02/23/12 02:43 PM
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San Pedro/Prescott
GwenA Offline
GwenA  Offline
Happy Losar, too!

Re: Happy Losar [Re: Diane Campbell] #431290
02/24/12 03:26 PM
02/24/12 03:26 PM
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Posts: 1,418
San Pedro, Belize
Judyann H. Offline
Judyann H.  Offline
Thank you Ladies.....You are always teaching me something new. I enjoyed researching the subject and I am very happy to say. Happy Losar to you both.

My friends call me Judyann
Re: Happy Losar [Re: Judyann H.] #431317
02/24/12 08:22 PM
02/24/12 08:22 PM
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Posts: 10,850
Beautiful San Marcos, Texas
Ernie B Offline
Ernie B  Offline
LOL ! I guess Im never too old to learn !

Gun Control is Hitting Your Target.
Re: Happy Losar [Re: Diane Campbell] #431320
02/24/12 08:35 PM
02/24/12 08:35 PM
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Posts: 1,157
bobcat bill Offline
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Ernie is well aged-like a wheel of cheese

Re: Happy Losar [Re: Diane Campbell] #431322
02/24/12 08:40 PM
02/24/12 08:40 PM
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Posts: 6,105
San Pedro AC Belize
Diane Campbell Offline OP
Diane Campbell  Offline OP
Nobody is too old to learn.
I kinda like the sound of Water-Dragon ......
Let's make it a fabulous year.

Re: Happy Losar [Re: Ernie B] #431323
02/24/12 08:40 PM
02/24/12 08:40 PM
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Posts: 1,925
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papashine  Offline In the United States, wedding-goers often throw rice; in Nepal, people are throwing wheat powder for the Tibetan New Year.

Every day WorldNow chooses a remarkable photo from around the world. Today this shot from Nepal caught our eye: Exiled Tibetans in Katmandu tossing wheat powder during the third day of Losar.

The New Year has become political for Tibetans. Exiled leaders are urging fellow Tibetans not to celebrate Losar this year, but instead to offer prayers for Tibetans under Chinese rule instead.

The Himalayan region is ruled by China, but its government-in-exile in Dharamsala, India, contends that Tibet was colonized and wants more autonomy. On Tuesday, it staged a day-long hunger strike for Tibetans who died in self-immolation to protest against China or who were shot by police.

Tibetans say that the Chinese government has stepped up its intervention in religious affairs, forcing monks to attend "patriotic education" classes to study communism and renounce the Dalai Lama, Barbara Demick reported for The Times in January.

Exile groups say Tibetans are being forced to celebrate Losar by Communist Party officials, who have warned Tibetans not to boycott the festivities as the exile leaders insist.

Outside China, some Tibetans are marking the day with protests instead of celebrations: Thirteen Tibetans were arrested Friday after they tried to storm the United Nations office in Katmandu, demanding it help the Tibetan people, the Associated Press reported.

Reality..What a concept!
Re: Happy Losar [Re: Diane Campbell] #431324
02/24/12 08:49 PM
02/24/12 08:49 PM
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bobcat bill Offline
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Great song-Katmandu

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