Losar is the Ladakhi New Year celebrated by the people in the Union Territory of Ladakh. It marks the beginning of new year of the Buddhist community. The festival was initiated as a tradition during the supremacy of the ninth king of Tibet in the early 17th century. The celebrations started when King Jamyang Namgyal decided to lead a war against Baltistan forces. Since then, this festival is celebrated at the 11th month of the Tibetan calendar.