Festivals In Ladakh


Festivals of Ladakh are combination of various cultures of Central Asian, Tibetan, Northern India. The monastic festivals are heart of all the festivals. Monks dressed in colorful robes and masks perform dance dramas and mimes that often symbolize the victory of the good over evil and other aspects of the religion. These festivals serve as occasions to celebrate and participate in merry-making activities such as dance, music, shopping and feasting. Various sports such as polo and archery are conducted. Folk dances and songs, its age-old social and cultural ceremonies, its art and handicrafts, all come alive in a colorful kaleidoscope.



Calendar of Monastic Festivals in Ladakh 2016 to 2020


Name of the festival 2018 2019 2020
Spituk Gustor1 January
3-4
January
3-4
January 
22-23
Stongde Gustor July
1-2
July
20-21
July
8-9
DosmocheyLeh/Likir February
13-14
February
2-3
February
21-22
Deskit Gustor October
7-8
October
26-27
October
14-15
Stok Guru Tseschu February
24-25
February
14-15
March
3-4
Matho Nagrang March
1-2
February
18-19
March
8-9
Sindhu Darshan
Saka Dawa May 
29
June
17
June
05
Hemis Tseschu June
23-24
July
11-12
June
30-July 1
Yuru Kabgyad June
11-12
June
29-30
June
18-19
Karsha Gustor July
11-12
July
30-31
July
18-19
Phyang Tserup July
11-12
July
30-31
July
18-19
Korzok gustor July
15-16
August
3-4
July 
23-24
Dakthok Tsechu July
22-23
August
10-11
July
29-30
Sani Naro Nasjal July
26-27
August
14-15
August
2-3
Shachukul Gustor June 
30- July 1
July
19-20
July
7-8
Ladakh Festival
Thiksay Gustor October
27-28
November
15-16
November
3-4
Chemday Angchok November
5-6
November
24-25
November
13-14
Galdan Namchot December
02
December
21
December
10
Losar December
08
December
27
December
15

 





    
 
 




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