HP GK – Famous Fairs and Festivals

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Mandi:

Fair/Festivals

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Special Feature

Shivratri FairMandiStarted by Raja Ajbar Sen
Chaichu FairPandohBegins on 13th April every year
Nalwari FairKarsog
Tseeshu FairMandiIt is a Buddhist Festival to celebrate the birthday of Padmasambhava, a buddhist spiritual leader

Bilaspur:

Fair/Festivals

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NalwariBilaspurA Cattle fair. W.Goldstein started the idea of this fair.
Naina DeviBilaspurAt Naina Devi Temple
MarkandaJhukhala

Chamba:

Fair/Festivals

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Minjar FairChambaStarted by Raja Sahil Verman. Devotees offer Minjars(Maize flowers) to God Varuna at river Ravi
Suhi FairBharmourExclusive fair for Women and Children. Celebrated to pay tribute to Rani Naina Devi
Chhitrari YatraChhatrari
Phul YatraPangiIn September-October
Manimahesh YatraChambaA pilgrimage to the sacred Manimahesh lake in Bharmaur. The yatra starts from the Lakshminarayan Temple in Chamba town

Solan:

Fair/Festivals

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Shoolini FairSolanA tribute to Shoolini mata
Sari FairArkiThis Fair is known for Bull Fighting

Kangra:

Fair/Festivals

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Nagini FairNurpurA religious fair
Kaleshwar fairKangracelebrated on the Baisakhi day
Shivratri FairKathgarhCelebrated on the Shivratri day
Jwalamukhi FairJawala jiDuring Navratras
Dal FairDharamshala

Shimla:

Fair/Festivals

Location

Special Feature

Lavi FairRampurThe most ancient Trade Fair. It is held in month of November
Pathar ka KhelHalog,ShimlaTakes place on the second day of Diwali
Rohru FairRohruIn April
Sippi FairMashobra
Buffalo FairKufri,Mashobra

Kullu:

Fair/FestivalsLocationSpecial Feature
DussehraKulluIt begins with the arrival of Hidimba Devi from Manali. It was started by Raja Jagat Singh of Kullu.
Bhunda FestivalNirmandIt is considered as the ‘Kumbha’ of the Hill people
Budhi DiwaliNirmandThis Fair is associated with the battle of Mahabharat.
Sarhi YatraNaggarIn May
Dhungri FairManaliDevoted to Goddess Hidimba

Hamirpur:

Fair/Festivals

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Special Feature

Holi FairSujanpurFestival of Colours
Gasota FairGasotaAn annual Cattle fair
Baba Balak Nath FairDeotSidhCelebrated at the holy shrine of Baba Balaknathji
Hamir FestivalHamirpurCelebrated in Sep-Oct

Una:

Fair/Festivals

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Chintpurni FairChintpurni
Piploo FairPiplooCelebrated in the month of June

Sirmaur:

Fair/Festivals

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Renuka FairRenukajiCelebrated annually to commemorate the meeting of Lord Parshuram and his mother Renuka. Begins 10 days after Diwali
Bawan Dwadshi FairNahanIn the memory of Raja Bali
Trilokpur FairTrilokpurDevoted to Goddess Bala Sundari

Lahaul-Spiti:

Fair/Festivals

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Special Feature

Ladaracha FairKazaHeld in the month of July marking the termination of summers
Pori FairTrilokinathTo worship Lord Trilokinath
Guitor FestivalLahaul and SpitiCeleberated in October. Known for Masked Dance.
Gochi FestivalKeylongCeleberated in the month of February. Token child marriages are also performed.

Kinnaur:

Fair/Festivals

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Special Feature

Fulaich FestivalKinnaurKnown as Festival of Flowers.
Lossar FestivalLahaul-Spiti/KinnaurA Tibetan New Year Festival. It is celeberated in February