Prominent Festivals:-

Losar

Why :

  • A New Year festival for Monpas
  • A group of young people do perform Yak and Lion dances from door to door as mark of happiness.
  • Religious flags are also erected on the roof top to their houses during the festival.

When :

  • Last week of Februar to First week of March
Torgya

Why :

  • Celebrated to chase out the evil sprits which usher in the diseases and misfortunes in both human beings and crops.
  • A monastic masked dances with various well choreographed dance steps are performed in the courtyard of the Tawang Monastery.

When :

  • 28th day of the eleventh month of the lunar calendar (generally January)
Dukpa Tse She

Why :

  • Commemorates the maiden discourse of Gautama Buddha on the Four Noble Truths to five of his initial disciples at the Deer Park in Sarnath.
  • a visit to various religious shrines and offering obeisance.

When :

  • October
Choekor

Why :

  • An aim to providing supernatural protection to the crops.
  • Religious flags and images of the deities and religious books are also carried.
  • This procession is led by two Kong-Yoks and behind them followed by a long queue of people with bulky and voluminous religious holy books.

When :

  • Seventh month of Lunar Calender
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