Bhutanese Buddhists in North Carolina have observed Losar, one of their biggest festivals here in Charlotte amidst a special function on Sunday.
According to Pradip Gurung, one of the organizing members of Sunday’s program, an American Buddhist monk conducted nearly two hours long prayers wishing well being, happiness and prosperity of all human beings.
Sunday’s celebration also included traditional and typical dances of Buddhists followers, songs, among other entertaining performances.
Bhutanese Buddhists from another city, Greensboro, also attended the function in Charlotte. Both Buddhists and non-Buddhists artists from Greensboro rocked the staged with their performances.
Young artists from Charlotte also performed typical Gurung dance titled ‘murahari murahari’.
Gurung further informed BNS that the program was organized with an aim of promoting and conserving Buddhists culture and traditional.
Besides cultural shows, Buddhists Community of Charlotte, organizer of the Sunday’s program, also served the participants of the program with typical Buddhists food including ‘khabje’.
The Buddhists Community also honored elderly Bhutanese citizens dwelling in Charlotte area with ‘khada’.
Meanwhile, the Organization of Bhutanese Community in Charlotte (OBCC) offered young artists with ‘token of love’ as appreciations for their active involvement in the field in recent times including during the recently organized ‘Deusi-bhailo program in Charlotte’.
An estimated 400 Bhutanese including friends of Bhutanese in Charlotte attended Sunday’s program, which was organized at a hall in a Hindu Temple.
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