Lomba

The “Lomba” or “becoming one year older” is another common festival in Paro. It is observed from the 29th of the 10th month to the 3rd of the 11th month of Bhutanese calendar. On the 29th evening, there is ritual in driving away the evil – “Lue”.

"Lue" (pic. courtesy: internet)
A game of archery   (pic. courtesy: internet)

 

All the members within a family should be present on that evening. The Dzongkhag observes three days holidays, from the 1st to 3rd of the 11th month of the Bhutanese calendar. It is also a day of feasting and archery game. The young ones can be seen playing archery in the paddy fields while the elder ones in the proper archery ground.