Best Festivals in Himachal Pradesh

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Festivals in Himachal Pradesh

Festivals in Himachal Pradesh, a multicultural and multi-religious state, provide sufficient spaces for each sect to bloom and prosper. Himachal Pradesh is home to hundreds of Buddhists along with th (Read More)e Hindu community, given its border with Tibet and many nomadic groups. With such linguistic and cultural diversity, many festivals of Himachal Pradesh are specific to this terrain and its people.

Here is the list of 5 Best Festivals in Himachal Pradesh

1. Kullu Dussehra

Kullu Dussehra

Kullu Dussehra is one of the most significant festivals in Himachal Pradesh celebrated. In Himachal Pradesh, a grand fair is organised every year in the month of October in the Dhalpur Maidan in the Kullu valley. Accorded as an international fair, this mega festival has been attracting thousands of tourists every year. 

Kullu Dussehra 2021: Friday October 15

2. Losar

Losar

Losar, a religious festival of Himachal Pradesh to celebrate the uniqueness of Tibetan ethnicity in Himachal Pradesh. the new year according to the Tibetan calendar. The festival is celebrated over a span of fifteen days but its true grandeur is seen from February 24 to February 26. 

Losar 2021: February 24- 26

3. Halda

Halda

Celebrated on the auspicious occasion of Magha Purnima, Halda, One of the beautiful festivals in Himachal Pradesh closely resembles Diwali, the festival of lights. It is a 2-day grand carnival celebrated in the secluded region of Lahaul valley. Halda festival has its roots in the Lamaistic traditions of the valley. 

Halda 2021: January

4. Sazo Festival

Sazo Festival

Bringing religious trevor and spiritual ecstasy to the whole valley of Kinnaur is the ancient Sazo festival. Being one of the beautiful festivals of Himachal Pradesh, Sazo rooted in the strong belief that during this time, the deities ascend back to heaven for some time. Their departure is considered a huge event. The locals in the valley follow strict rituals regarding the celebration. 

Sazo Festival 2021: January

5. Doongri Fair

Doongri Fair

This festival has its root in the epic of Mahabharata. The day is marked as the birthday of Hadimba, Bheem’s wife thus is also known as Hadimba Devi’s fair. The locals gather at a spot and pay tribute to Hadimba who is so the local deity. A vast fair is organised every year in respect of their beloved deity, Hidimba Devi. This extravagant fair is organised on Basant Panchami, the day that marks the arrival of the spring season. 

Doongri Fair 2021: May

Himachal Pradesh has carefully preserved its multicultural heritage in its numerous fairs and festivals. The spirit of festivity is so contagious in the valley. The intricate fabric of communal harmony that has been woven over the centuries is still intact. This one true quintessential amalgamation of cultures is so unique to this terrain.

This post was published by Aishvarya Varma

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