Losar is a new year’s festival celebrated on the first day of the lunisolar Tibetan calendar. This year, Monday, February 24th is New Year’s Day in the year 2147! In Tibetan astrology, it is the start of the Year of the Male Iron Mouse. Families prepare for Losar some days in advance by thoroughly cleaning their homes; decorating with fragrant flowers and auspicious signs painted in flour such as the sun, moon; and preparing cedar, rhododendron, and juniper branches for burning as incense. May this Year of the Iron Mouse be joyous and prosperous for you!