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Festivals


 Sikkim celebrate festivals like Saga Dawa, Drukpa Teshi festival , Phang Lhabsol, Losar, Bumchu, the Lhabab Dhuechen festival  the Losoong festival, Dasain, Kagyed Dance, the Kalchakra Puja, Sakewa, Mha Puja, Namsoong, Barahimzong, Geel is also celebrated in Sikkim

Festival like Saga Dawa is celebrated with great enthusiasm and fervour every year. This festival is considered as the day of lord Buddha’s birth and also known as Buddha Jayanti. It is the most sacred for the followers of Mahayana Buddhism also known as his attainment of enlightenment and salvation from this corporeal world. 

Another one is Drukpa Teshi festival which is celebrated as on this day the Buddha preached his first sermon of four Noble Truths to his five disciples at a deer park in Sarnath

Likewise Phang Lhabsol is a unique festival of Sikkim which was popularized by the third king of Sikkim, Chakdor Namgyal. Mount Kanchendzonga is worshipped for its unifying powers in this festival and the treaty of blood brotherhood was also signed between the Lepchas and Bhutias by Khye Bumsa and Tetong Tek and the local deities were also invited to witness the occasion. 

Tibetan New Year is also celebrated as Losar and is marked with lot of gaiety, festivity, feasting and merrymaking. It normally falls around the first week of February. Beside these festivals, festival like Bumchu which is celebrated at the Tashiding monastery, The Lhabab Dhuechen festival  The Losoong festival, Dasain, Kagyed Dance, The Kalchakra Puja, Sakewa, Mha Puja, Namsoong, Barahimzong, Geel is also celebrated in Sikkim. 

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