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Festivals of Sikkim

The fairs and festivals in Sikkim are celebrated according to Buddhist calendar. During these festivals the people of Sikkim perform colorful dance and music. Chaam is one of the most interesting form of ritual dance of the Lamas, which feature colorful masks and charming musical instruments and are held at various monasteries during the festivals. Costumed Lamas with gaily painted masks, ceremonial swords and sparkling jewels, leap and swing to the rhythm of drums, horns and music. Some of the festivals which are celebrated in Sikkim are Losoong, Bumchu, Saga Dawa and Phang Lhabsol.

Sikkim Fairs / Festivals Calendar 2014

Month

Date

Festival

Place

June 15 Saga Dawa

Sikkim

July 13 Bhanu Jayanti Sikkim
August  3 Drupka Tseshi

Sikkim

August 31 Pang Lhabsol

Sikkim

September 28 Kagyat Dance

Sikkim

November 6 Lhabab Duechen

Sikkim

January 14 Maghe Sankranti Sanhamole

Sikkim

February 9 Guthor Chaam Sikkim
February 11 Losar Sikkim
March 2 Losar Tibetan

Sikkim

March 19 - 20 Bhumchu Sikkim
March 23 - 27 International Flower Festival

Sikkim

October 16 - 24 Dasain or Durga Puja Sikkim
October 23 Lakshmi Puja

Sikkim

November 6 Lhabab Dhuechen Sikkim
November 13 - 17 Tihar or Diwali Sikkim
December 14 - 17 Losoong Sikkimese

Sikkim

Sikkim Festivals 
Saga Dawa || Drupka Teshi || Phang Lhabsol || Bumchu || The kalchakra Puja || Losoong || Kagyed Dance

Sikkim Hotels 
Hotel Cedar Inn, Darjeeling  ||  Hotel Himalayan Heights, Gangtok  ||  Hotel New Elign, Darjeeling  || Hotel Newa Regency, Pelling ||  Hotel Nor Khill, Gangtok  ||  Hotel Norbu Ghang Resort, Pelling

Sikkim Monasteries
Tsuk-La-Khang Monastery || Enchey Monastery || Rumtek Monastery || Pemayangtse Monastery || Tashding Monastery || Phodong Monastery  

Sikkim People 
The Lepchas ||  The Bhutias  ||  The Nepalis

Sikkim Places
Sikkin Research institute of Tibetology ||  Phurba Chorten  ||  The Ridge || Ganesh Tok & Hanuman Tok || Tashi View Point ||  Chagu Lake || Menmecho Lake ||  Kechopari Lake || Yumthang Hot Springs || Phurchachu Reshi Hot Springs ||Rabdanste palace Ruins || Yuksom

Sikkim Geography
Mountain in Sikkim ||  Mountain Passes in Sikkim  ||  Glaciers in Sikkim || Lakes in sikkim || River in Sikkim ||  Hot Springs in Sikkim || Waterfalls in Sikkim

Sikkim Trekking
Tashi View Point  ||  Yoksum  ||  Base camp || Phalut  || Hilley  || Damthang

Sikkim Wildlife
Kanchendzonga National park  ||  Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanstuary  ||  Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary|| Singba Rhodondendron Sanctuary 

 
 
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