Traditional Tibetan Calendar
Introduced by Buddhist and Chinese Calendars
Brass, 3 inches Square
Brass Traditional Tibetan Calendar, based on Buddhist ad Chinese influences. ? inches square, brass, inscribed. The Tibetan calendar is a combination of Lunar & Solar calendar (the Tibetan year is counted 12 or 13 lunar months and each beginning and ending with a new moon). A thirteenth month is added approximately every three years, so that an averageTibetan year is equal to the solar year. The Tibetan New Year celebration is Losar (Tibetan: ???????, Wylie: lo-gsar). According to almanacs the year starts with the third Hor month. There were many different traditions in Tibet to fix the beginning of the year.