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Dasain

This festival is celebrated in the month of September-October. This pageant holds special significance for Both Hindus and Nepalis as it stands for the triumph of good over evil. This is the main festival of the Hindu Nepalese of Sikkim. The puja of Goddess Durga is carried out from the first day to the ninth day.
On the tenth day, the elders in every household apply 'tika' on the young ones and bless them. Cash or gift in type is also given by the elders. The very next day, the statue of Goddess Durga is taken in a colourful procession for its immersion inside a lake or river. This marks the end of Dasain.


Phang Lhabsol

A colorful pageant celebrated within the honour of Mount Khangchendzonga, the guardian deity of Sikkim and to Yabdu, the supreme commander. The Lepcha believe that the moutain will be the location of their origin.


Saga Dawa

It's a famous Buddhist pageant celebrated inside a beautiful manner in Gangtok. People visits the monasteries to provide worship. Butter lamps are also offered. The entire scene appear spectacular when the monks inside a huge procession take a look of the city carrying holy scriptures.


Flower Festival

A flower festival is organised every year in Gangtok. The flower festival starts with the Orchid Display in March during which competitions are organised in numerous sections. The imaginative show of flowers inside a big glass house in the Flower Exhibition Centre close to the White Hall Complex is well-liked with both vacationers as well as local people and draws in a sizable number of visitors every day.


Gangtok Festivals

Major Indian festivals, such as Diwali and Makar Sankranti (the popular Hindu festivals) along with the Buddhist festivals like Losar, Loosong, Bhumchu, Saga Dawa, Lhabab Duechen and Drupka Teshi are celebrated in Gangtok. During the Losar, the Tibetan New Year in mid-December, most government offices and tourist centres are closed for a week. In recent times, Christmas has also been celebrated in Gangtok.

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