Festivals in Kinnaur

Sajo festival in Kinnaur

Sajo Festival is celebrated in the month of spring popularly known as Magh or Falgun (January and February). Himachal Pradesh is set to celebrate the beginning of spring in the form of Sajo Festival. In the villages the palanquins of the gods are laid open and the doors of temples are closed. People believed that this is the period when the gods depart for the heavens for a short spell of rest. The village peoples clean and polish the floor of the Temples.

Dakhraini festival in Kinnaur

Dakhraini festival is celebrated in the month of the July. The village deity is brought out of the temple and the villagers present a folk dance before her.

Baisakhi or Beesh festival in Kinnaur

It is famous in the month of April. This festival marks the end of winter season.all peoples of village celebrate their festivals by uniting together in community without any distinction of age, cast and gender.

Flaich Ukhayang festival in Kinnaur

Flaich Ukhayang is a festival of flowers celebrated in September. Generally people celebrate it on the hill peaks near their villages. Villagers sacrifice buck (male goat) and a fair is held throughout the day.

Phagul festival in Kinnaur

It is celebrated in the month of February/March. In this festival the spirit of Kanda (Peaks), called Kali, is worshiped. The celebrations endure around a fortnight and are commended all over Kinnaur.

Losar festival in Kinnaur

This festival marks the beginning of the New Year in the areas bordering Tibet. Loser is famous in the month of December.

Tribal festival in Kinnaur

Tribal Festival is celebrated in the month of October and November. A five-day tribal festival in Kinnaur is also known Janjatiya Utsav, Phulaich Utsav. Festival provides a chance to the restricted citizens to sell/show their horticulture/farming create handiwork and artifact.

Content last updated in December 2019


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