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Festivals and Events in Darjeeling

Festivals and Events in Darjeeling is a product of the vast diversity of the local inhabitants. Darjeeling portrays 'Unity in Diversity' for which India is well known all over the world. All the Hindu Festivals are celebrated as per the lunar calendar therefore the dates vary from year to year. Tibetan Festivals have become a part of the India culture since the time of the British rule.

Festivals and Events in Darjeeling presents a homogeneous mixture of the mixed races belonging to Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim and Tibet. There are festivals all round the year. The year begins with a New Years Eve and New Years Day with a night of festivity and celebrations. 'Maghe Sankranti' or the first day of the Nepali month is celebrated in mid January. The end of January marks the end of the Tibetan Year when most of the Monasteries have a cham which is a typical Tibetan Dance to mark the end of the year.
The Beni Mela is celebrated in the streets of Tessta Bazar. The occasion fills the air with music and folk dances.

Most Festivals and Events in Darjeeling are celebrated simultaneously with the other Hindu Festivals like the Saraswati Puja, Holi, Ram Navami, Raksha Bandhan, Nag Panchami, Biswakarma Puja. The Christmas and the Easter is also celebrated with same gaiety and fervor.
Apart from all these, there is a number of Festivals and Events in Darjeeling which is regionally celebrated by the mixed races of the hilly tract.

- Teesta Tea and Tourism Festival, Darjeeling
- Loshar Festival (Tibetan Year) Darjeeling
- Dasain Festival, Darjeeling
- Bhumchu Festival, Darjeeling
- Tihar Festival, Darjeeling
- Tendong Lho Rumfaat Festival, Darjeeling
- Darjeeling Carnival Event

Festivals and Events in Darjeeling is celebrated with a true national spirit which exemplifies true Indian spirit and culture. Offices and establishments remain closed on public holidays like the Republic Day and the Independence Day and is marked with cultural programs.


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