Losar Festival, Arunachal Pradesh
Tawang is one of the most beautiful hill stations you can ever visit during your travel to India. It is also an important center for Buddhist learning, something that attracts people from all across the world. Speaking of the fairs and festivals in Tawang, this picturesque hill station celebrates a good numbers of events throughout the year. The Losar Festival is among the most important festivals celebrated in Tawang. Losar is celebrated by the Monpas who are a majority in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh. Belonging to the Mongoloid stock, the Monpas are mainly into agriculture and animal husbandry. It must also be mentioned that Losar is the most important festival of the Monpas in Tawang.
Commemorating the advent of the new year, Losar is the occasion when the Monpas feast, drink and make merry. Relatives and friends get together and celebrate this festival in a very pompous manner. The festival of Losar falls in the end of February or early March and is celebrated for 5 days. Indeed, the joie-de-vivre that characterizes this festival is simply fascinating.
Before the advent of the Losar festival in Tawang people can be seen cleaning their homes and discarding all unused and old items. It is believed that by doing so one can usher in good health, peace and prosperity to the house. You can also be a part of the Losar Festival during your visit to Tawang. Just get in touch with us today for details and well priced tour pacakges.