On January 28, 2017, Ambassador Yu Hong, invited by the Nepal Tamang Society, attended the Tamang New year Celebration. Rt. Hon. Mr. Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda', Prime Minister of Nepal, Dr. Baburam Bhattarai, former Prime Minister of Nepal and around 50 thousand Tamang people were present.
Prime Minister Prachanda congratulated Ambassador Yu on the arrival of the Chinese Spring Festival. Ambassador Yu and the principals of the Tamang Society also exchanged respective New Year's greetings.
Tamang New year is the Nepali official holiday. Mrs. Bidya Devi Bhandari, President of Nepal sent her best wishes to all the Tamang brothers and sisters domestic and abroad.
According to the result of Nepal National Population Census of 2011, the population of Tamang was 1.6 million, comprising 5.8% of the total population and became the fifth ethnic group in Nepal.