Prayer Flags, Tibetan Buddhist Prayer Flags for the Tibetan New Year, Losar
Prayer flags began as a tradition in China, India, and Tibet. Today in Tibet you will find many prayer flags hanging outside the door of homes and businesses. Prayer flags come in many forms, but there is never a deity on a prayer flag. Instead there will be a Tibetan symbol or a mantra on the prayer flag. Besides their religious significance, prayer flags can add color and variety to your environnment, and they always have a cheering effect on your spirits. In Tibet and Nepal, prayer flags are hung each year during the Tibetan New Year, which is called Losar.