Sikkim Is Hosting A Culturally Rich Losar Festival This Month. Here’s All You Need To Know About It

Losar festival
by Shreya Ghosh

Home to such diverse cultures and many traditions, India offers the best of unique experiences in different corners of the country. Sikkim is known for its alluring natural beauty and beautiful weather. February is a great time to enjoy a lot of stunning experiences this place has to offer and the Losar festival is one of the many. If you will be in Sikkim or planning to travel there in 2 weeks, you have a beautiful festival to experience.

The Culturally Rich Losar Festival Is An Iconic Highlight Of Sikkim

Losar festival

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Losar Festival is the grand celebration of the Tibetan New Year. This is one of the best times to visit this Northeast Indian state to enjoy the state’s heritage and traditions and immerse yourself in the cultural extravaganza. 21 February 2023 will mark the Tibetan New Year and will kickstart the week-long fun and gala of the Losar Festival. Losar Festival is also popularly known as “Gyalpo Lossar” in Sikkim. If you are excited about this just like us and want to visit here, here is all the information you need to know.

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All You Need To Know About This Festival!

  • Losar will begin on 21 February and will continue for a week till 27 February.
  • Folks and tourists in Sikkim who celebrate the festival come together at a place and enjoy the Tibetan New Year with the celebration of culture, heritage, and tradition.
  • This is the time when everyone enjoys beautiful religious performances and local customs, and gorges on authentic local food.

Monasteries Play A Huge Role In Gyalpo Lossar

People celebrate and enjoy the festival in different monasteries of Sikkim. These are very significant to Losar where everyone enjoys local and traditional performances. Losar begins at the Pemayangtse Monastery with many folk dance performances. Phodong Monastery and Rumtek Monastery are the places where everyone visit to pray and witness folk dance and music performances.

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With the Tibetan New Year, this festival also celebrates the harvesting season. Local worship gods for all the harvest. Vising the festival is surely going to be a unique experience and witnessing cultural rituals that you might not have seen before.

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