festivals of Himachal Pradesh

12 Best events in Himachal Pradesh

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Himachal Pradesh, the “land of god” is not only rich in its natural beauty but also in the culture. A glimpse of Himachali culture can be seen by the events organized by them. In this article we are going to know about some of these events:

Kullu Dussehra

Best events in Himachal Pradesh
Best events in Himachal Pradesh

Kullu Dussehra is one of the most popular festivals in Himachal Pradesh which is much differently celebrated elsewhere in the country. In the month of October, an ostentatious fair is organized in Dhalpur Maidan in Kullu Valley, Himachal Pradesh. This fair has always been the attraction point for a number of tourists. Kullu Dussehra celebration starts on VijyaDashmi and continues for one week.  It’s a perfect blend of folk music with the traditional dance showing love and respect to their culture. Kullu Dussehra is one of the mega festivals of Himachal Pradesh that attracts a number of tourists every year.

Naina Devi Fair

Best events in Himachal Pradesh
Best events in Himachal Pradesh

Naina Devi is one of the awaited fair in Himachal Pradesh celebrated at Naina Devi Temple in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh. This arrangement of the fair is done in the month of August.

Losar

Best events in Himachal Pradesh
Best events in Himachal Pradesh

Tibetan culture is strongly felt in some parts of Himachal Pradesh and Dharamshala is one of those places. Losar festival is a celebration of the ‘new year’ according to the Tibetan Calendar. The enthusiasm and zeal of the people add one more star in the celebration of the Losar festival. The festival is one way of the local people to celebrate their unique culture. The motive of the festival is to attract happiness and prosperity. The celebration of the Losar festival is continued for 15 days. A number of music performances and dance are organized and various traditional customs are also showcased in the Losar festival.

Nalwari fair

Best events in Himachal Pradesh
Best events in Himachal Pradesh

Nalwari fair is one of the famous state fairs of Himachal Pradesh. The Nalwari Fair is seven days long fair organized in Bilaspur town of Himachal Pradesh.  If you want to see a glimpse of the rich art & culture of the Bilaspur then attend this Nalwari fair. Different local items, trade of cattle, and other fun activities are organized in this fair.

Halda Festival

Best events in Himachal Pradesh
Best events in Himachal Pradesh

Halda is one of the most popular festivals of Himachal Pradesh which has resemblance with Diwali. It is celebrated on MaghaPurnima in Lahul. The festival is organized in the month of January every year by the lamas. The grand carnival is celebrated for 2 days. The people full of zeal and fervor gathers to celebrate the Halda festival. A magnificent bonfire is one of the main attractions of the festival that resembles the solidarity of the people. The festival will offer you very beautiful and sweet memories that you always going to cherish in your life.

Sazo Festival

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Best events in Himachal Pradesh

Sazo, one of the awaited festivals of Himachal Pradesh is celebrated in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. The people hold a belief that during this period, the deities go back to heaven for a short period of time. The people on this sacred occasion take baths in hot springs or Satluj River. The people perform all customs and traditions with so much zeal. The festival holds value in the life of people as it is their way to give respect and honor to the god and goddesses. The Sazo festival is organized every year in the month of January.

Holi Fair

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Best events in Himachal Pradesh

Holi, the festival of colors is one of the famous festivals in Himachal Pradesh. But in Himachal Pradesh, a special Holi fair is also planned in the month of March every year. Holimela of Sujanpur district is the most famous one. In the land of gods as the name given to Himachal Pradesh, the Holi fair hold its own uniqueness and charm. The celebration is continued for a whole week. Entertaining Games, mesmerizing dance with folk music, and other business activities are organized in the fair.

Minjar Fair

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Best events in Himachal Pradesh

Minjar is one of the most popular fairs of Himachal Pradesh attended by a number of people from all over the country. The Minjar fair is organized in Chamba district particularly in a place called ‘chowgan’ of Himachal Pradesh and has been declared as State Fair. The fair continued for a week. Mijar festival is basically an agricultural festival that is celebrated with much joy and enthusiasm.

Lavi Fair

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Best events in Himachal Pradesh

Lavi fair is also known as internationalLavi fair which is being celebrated for centuries. Lavi fair is one of the most popular fair. The Lavi fair is continued for 4 days. The fair shows the unique legacy of the rich culture and history of Himachal Pradesh. The fair is organised in Rampur district of Shimla in month of October or November. It is also organised to increase business activity among locals.

Shivratri Fair

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Best events in Himachal Pradesh

Shivratri fair is one of the popular known national fairs of Himachal Pradesh. Shivratri Fair is organized in The Mandi Town of Himachal Pradesh. The celebration of the fair continued for seven days. The fair is organized every year on the 13th night of Krishna Paksha with much zeal where devotees perform their religious rituals. This fair holds a great value in the hearts of the people of Himachal Pradesh as Lord Shiva is the chief deity of the Himachal Pradesh. This fair offers you a great experience of spirituality that you are never going to forget.

Tara Devi Temple Fair

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Best events in Himachal Pradesh

Tara Devi temple is located on a hill, around 11 km away from main Shimla.Tara Devi fair is one of the popular fair among people of north India. It isorganised by the local people in the name of “Tara Maa”. It is celebrated in the month of September. This fair is one the attraction point for the devotees in Himachal Pradesh.

Renuka Fair

Best events in Himachal Pradesh
Best events in Himachal Pradesh

Renuka fair is one of the most famous state fair organized in the Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh. The celebration is started after 10 days of Diwali and continued for six days. The people believe that at this time the Parshuram, sixth incarnation of the Lord Vishnu comes to visit his mother Renuka every year. Folk dances, music, games, and shows are organized and the Himachali culture is at a peak during this Fair.

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