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Festivals in Himachal Pradesh (~18/19 )

Snow continues to play a major part in February's festivals and Himachal's Winter Carnival is also held this month.

Gochi in the Bhaga Valley is an unusual festival when the villagers celebrate the birth of male children. Token marriages of children below the age of six are also performed - and a lighter side comes with the snow balling every child participates in.

Baisakhi or Beesh

Baisakhi or Beesh

It is celebrated in the month of April. The villagers prepare food like Poltu, Halwa and Keyshid. The image of the goddess is brought out of the temple and a fair is held in the Santang. It is an o

Dakhraini

Dakhraini festival kinnaur

This festival is celebrated in the month of the July. On this day a feast is served. The deity is brought out and the villagers dance before her. Zongor and loskar flowers are brought from the kand

Dhungri Mela "Manali"

Hadimba Temple in Manali or Dhungiri temple in Manali is one of the most important temples in the region. This four story wooden temple is located in the middle of a forest called the Dhungiri Van

Dussehra Festival "Kullu"

Dussehra is a popular festival celebrated by Hindus all over India, albeit with different names.It is also known as Vijayadashmi ('Vijay' meaning 'victory' and 'Dashmi meaning 'tenth day) as it is

Flaich Ukhayang

Flaich Ukhayang

It is a festival of flowers celebrated in the month of September. This festival is celebrated through the Kinnaur District on different dates. Generally people celebrate it on the hill peaks near t

Himachali Navratras Fair

Navratras Fair
Himachal Pradesh abounding in the panoramic rhapsodies of natural and cultural splendor is also opulent in fairs and festivities. Among the noteworthy festivals, the grand cele

Kaza Fair "Kaza"

Kaza’s Ladarcha Fair, Lahaul and Spiti in Himachal Pradesh are the most renowned fairs of Himachal Pradesh. Among the numerous Fairs and Festivals held in Himachal Pradesh the Kaza’s Ladarcha F

Lavi Fair "Rampur"

Lavi Fair is held amidst a great deal of fanfare in Himachal Pradesh. Rampur had once been a very important commercial center. Its popularity dwindled with the passage of time. However from the tim

Losar

Losar festival Kinnaur

Loser is celebrated in the month of December to welcome the new year. On this day in the morning a special preparation of parched barley mixed with butter milk is taken by all the family members an

Losar (Tibetan New Year) McLeodganj

The celebration of Losar can be traced back to the pre-Buddhist period in Tibet. The festival is said to have begun when an old woman named Belma introduced the measurement of time based on the pha