Fairs and Festivals in Himachal Pradesh

Fairs and festivals brighten up the already glorious Himachal Pradesh landscape with age-old customs, local traditions, happiness and joy.

January - brings with it the advent of a New Year that is celebrated with great gusto in areas like Manali, Chail, Shimla and Dalhousie. The inhabitants of Lahaul, Chandra and Bhaga valleys celebrate Holda in January and later in the month the people of Himachal come together to celebrate the Moghi festival. The Republic Day near the end of the month is of course a national festival that is celebrated not only in Himachal but all over the country with enthusiasm.

Februaryegins with Himachal's annual Winter Carnival. The other festivals that are celebrated during February in Himachal include Basant Panchami and Baba Barbhag Singh Mela.

March - is another festival filled month. The people of Himachal celebrate festivals such as Char, Shivaratri, Holi and Balasundari Fair.

April - is that time of the year when the temples of Naina Devi, Chamunda Jwalaji and Chintapurni come alive with Navratra Celebrations.

May - is the month of Shimla Summer Festival and Dhungri Mela celebrations in Himachal Pradesh, India.

June - is the time when Himalayan ranges of exotic Himachal come alive with Dharamsala Summer Festival and Dalhousie Summer Festival.

July - is that time of the year when the entire Chamba Valley comes alive with gaiety with Minjar Fair celebrations.

August - in Himachal brings with it a wake of traditional fairs and festivals. Himachal is enlivened with festivals such as the Kaza Fair, Kaza; Mani Mahesh Yatra, Chamba; Ladarcha Utsav, Spiti; Chintpurni Fair; Kalchakra Celebrations, Spiti; Naina Devi Fair and the Water Sports Carnival at Gobind Sagar.

September - is the time for Navratras Fai Durg festival celebrations.

October - is the time for the annual Paragliding festival in Bir and Dussera Celebrations all over Himachal, India.

November - is the month of Lavi Fair, Bodh Festival and Renuka Fair.

December - brings with it the fun of Ice -Skating Festival in Shimla and the Himalayan International Festival in Macleodganj in Himachal, India.
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