Fairs & Festivals in Kalimpong
Some of the festivals and events of Kalimpong are that are Dashain, make Sankranti, Diwali, Losar, and Holi. These festivals are celebrated with grate energy and enthusiasm. People from the various regions come in Kalimpong a be part of these events.
In January, Tibetan New Year is celebrated. The lepchas and bhutia’s celebrated the festivals by organizing fares and food stalls along the river teesta. Maghe sanskranti another festival is celebrated in the end of January.
Buddhist festival Losar is celebrated in February which is the one of the important festival of the town. The Buddhist celebrates the festivals by organizing a small gathering ad cooking special cuisines of their culture. Losar is celebrated for three long day with the people performing folk dances at the market and the monasteries. This marks the beginning of Tibetan New year.
The colorful festival- Holi is celebrated at the end of the month February. People play with joy and happiness by smearing colors on other persons face. This is the festival celebrated by the all the communities.
Dashain or also known as Durga puja by the Bengali people is celebrated during September and October. Dashain is the most propitious and the most momentous festival of the Nepalese community. They celebrate the festival with fanfare and pump. This is 7-day long affairs that end on the day of the full moon. The city is decorated by flickering lits and pandals are made across the places.
Diwali, the festival of lights is celebrated in the month of October-November. During the festival, people worship Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and lit up their house with earthen lamps, candles and light bulbs.
Nepali Hindu's Kushe Aaushi is in the commencement of September. Hindus celebrate the festival dedicated to Lord Visnu, Tulsi plant, kush grass and papal tree. The city of Kalimpong is also dominated by Christan people and hence Christmas is celebrated with full energy. The churches are decorated by beautiful and colorful lights and the Christian people celebrate the eve by awaking the whole night dancing and singing with the people.