Events and Festivals in Dalhousie

January

  • Lohri: Lohri is a harvest festival celebrated in the month of January after the Kharip crops are harvested.
  • Halda: It is the beginning of New Year in the lahaul valley in Himachal Pradesh.

February

  • Mahashivaratri: Mahashivaratri is a popular fasting day where everyone from kids to elders fast the whole day and offer their prayers to Lord Shiva.
  • Basant Panchami: BasantPanchami is the time of flying kites and welcoming the beautiful spring.

March

  • Holi: It is the most colourful festival in India. Everyone stops working for a while and participates in this joyous festival.

April

  • Baisakhi: Baisakhi is an occasion where everyone bids farewell to winter and gets ready for summer. It is celebrated with a lot of pomp and fervour.

July

  • Haryali festival: Haryali is the time when this region welcomes the rains. Buffalo fights are the main attraction of this season.

August

  • Minjar Fair: A fair of 7 days, Chamba valley buzzes with tribal population during it. A huge procession starts from one direction to other.
  • Mani Mahesh Festival: It is a winter carnival that has been declared as a state level fair by the Himachal government.

October

  • Dussehra Festival: Effigies of Ravan, the demon king are burnt in every area and sweets are distributed on this day.

November

  • Diwali: Dalhousie celebrates Diwali during a chilly time. Lot of crackers, huge family parties and a few tourist gatherings make the town look extremely beautiful during Diwali.

December

  • Christmas: Christmas is celebrated in the area with a lot of food and prayers are offered to the lord.
  • New Year’s Eve: Dalhousie is a favourite spot of people from city areas to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

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