Today is the (Chinese/Vietnamese/Korean/Mongolian/Tibetan) Lunar New Year. Although frequently tied to religious observance, these concurrent new years are celebrated by Christians, Buddhists, Muslims, Atheists and more types of believers, non-believers and everything-in-between than even the gods are able to count. I wouldn’t say that makes them secular holidays, but I would be a bit wary about calling them “Buddhist” holidays. Here are a few nouvelanian messages from around the net.
Rev. Heng Sure sends us a Year of the Tiger Valentine video greeting.
President Barack Obama extends his Lunar New Year Wishes via YouTube.
Not to say that no Tibetans will be celebrating Losar—it’s important to uphold one’s cultural heritage afterall.