Significance of Tokhu

Before Christianity came into our land, the Kyongtsu (The Lothas) Worshipped the God of the earth and the God of Sky in the form of religious celebration, festivals and feasts. In those days all religious matters were performed under the leadership of the priest in the village and the administration was in the hand of the Dungti and Chochang (Village Administrators). Tokhu means going out in groups from house to house, taking food and drinks. Emong means the Halt on the appointed time.

Tokhu Emong is celebrated at the end of the year and closes the religious celebrations of the year. The whole celebration takes about one month.