Sipi Fair Dates : 1st May, 2021
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Sipi fair held in Shimla is celebrated in a suburb Sipur, 2 km from Mashobra, is named after Sipi deity and annually organised in May. The main attraction is the visit of the deity from the nearby hamlet Deothi. During the festival, the place turns into a mystical setting, and nobody spends the night here. The fair provides an opportunity for visitors to connect with the local culture of India. The visitors pay respect to God Sipi (a local deity) and indulge in a plethora of activities. The stalls are decorated, and the venue hauls itself into an ad-hoc market to lure the visitors.
The festival is held in Mashobra on the 1st of Jaistha (May). A goat is slaughtered in the honor of God Sip. The fair is loaded with performances of magicians, jugglers, acrobats which are thoroughly entertaining. A game of archery is also played during the Sipi Fair. Earlier, the Rana of Koti used to be the chief guest of the Sipi Fair and its chief patron.
There are some average priced hotels in Shimla and Mashobra where one can stay. Several high-end hotels and cottages have also come up in Shimla in recent years which offer world class services.
This particular day is observed as a holiday in the district, and the fair is celebrated with great zeal. The neighbouring government authorities, locals and the tourists make this fair a success and a time to remember in Shimla.
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