Festivals in Ladakh

DATES OF MONASTIC FESTIVALS IN LADAKH

Posted: January 14, 2016 by admin

Ladakh celebrates dozens of festivals throughout the year. But most of the festivals are celebrated during winter months when people have nothing much to do. Winter season is an idle time for people for celebration. Festivals here are generally organized in the courtyard of the gompa/monastery. Lamas in their beautiful attire and frightening masks perform dances and depict the victory of good over evil.
Ladakh Festival, which is celebrated in September month, witnesses maximum participation of the tourists. Ladakh Festival is celebrated to boost tourists during lean tourist season of September. Local people showcase their rich culture in festival and it sees participation of both Indian and foreigner tourists. Polo match and archery remain main attraction of Ladakh Festival.
Similarly, Sindhu Darshan festival is celebrated between June 12 and 14 every year.
Festival calendar of some of the major festivals of Ladakh is given below:

Name of Festival

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Spituk Gustor

January 7-8

January 25-26

January 14-15

January 3-4

January 22-23

Leh & Likir Dosmochey

February 6-7

February 24-25

February 13-14

February 2-3

February 21-22

Yargon Tungshak

February 12-13

March 2-3

February 19-20

February 8-9

February 27-28

Stok Guru Tsechu

February 16-17

March 6-7

February 24-25

February 14-15

March 3-4

Matho Nagrang

February 21-22

March 11-12

March 1-2

February 18-19

March 8-9

Saka Dawa

May 20

June 9

May 29

June 17

June 5

Yuru Kabgyat

July 1-2

June 21-22

June 12-13

June 29-30

June 18-19

Silk Route Festival, Nubra

June 23-24

June 23-24

June 23-24

June 23-24

June 23-24

Hemis Tsechu

July 14-15

July 3-4

June 23-24

July 11-12

June 30 - July 1

Sachkul Gustor

July 21-22

July 11-12

June 30 - July 1

July 19-20

July 7-8

Stongday Gustor

July 22-23

July 12-13

July 1-2

July 20-21

July 8-9

Karsh Gustor

July 31- August 1

July 21-22

July 11-12

July 30-31

July 18-19

Phyang Tsesdup

July 31- August 1

July 21-22

July 11-12

July 30-31

July 18-19

Korzok Gustor Tsomoriri

August 5-6

July 26-27

July 15-16

August 3-4

July 23-24

Dakthok Tsetsu

August 13-14

August 2-3

July 22-23

August 10-11

July 29-30

Sani Nasjal Zanskar

August 17-18

August 6-7

July 26-27

August 14-15

August 2-3

Deskit Gustor Nubra

October 28-29

October 17-18

October 7-8

October 26-27

October 14-15

Thiksay Gustor

November 17-18

November 6-7

October 27-28

November 15-16

November 3-4

Chemday Wangchok

November 27-28

November 16-17

November 5-6

November 24-25

November 13-14

Galdan Namchot

December 23

December 12

December 2

December 21

December 10

Ladakhi Losar

December 30

December 19

December 8

December 27

December 15

Credits: LAHDC, Leh

Ladakh celebrates dozens of festivals throughout the year. These colourful festivals present unique blend of art, culture and tradition of Ladakh. A large number of tourists also visit Ladakh to experience the year-old Buddhist culture. Hemis Festival, Sindhu Darshan and Ladakh Festivals are the main tourist pullers where special arrangements are made for convenience of the tourists. Ladakh Festival, which is generally held iin September, is especially organized for the tourists. A lot of cultural events are organized here, besides popular polo match. In 2012, Discover Leh Ladakh had introduced its 1925 made Rolls Royce on the occassion of opening ceremony of Ladakh Festival which remained one of the major attracstions in the event. The then Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah had welcomed our unique car to the festivity before we made world record by taking it across Khardungla pass.

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