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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 2021 to 2022

Name of the festival Location Dates 2021 Dates 2022
Spituk Gustor Spituk Monastery 11-12 Jan 29-30 Jan
Dosmochey Leh, Likir, Diskit 09-10 Feb 27-28 Feb
Stok Guru Tsechu Stok Palace 21-22 Feb 10-11 Mar
Matho Nagrang Matho Monastery 26-27 Feb 17-18 Mar
Shey Doo Lhoo Shey Monastery 12 Mar 31 Mar
Saka Dawa All over Ladakh 26 May 14 Jun
Sindhu Darshan near Shey village 12-14 Jun xx-xx Jun
Yuru Kabgyat Lamayuru Monastery 07-08 Jun 26-27 Jun
Hemis Tsechu Hemis Monastery 20-21 Jun 08-09 Jul
Shachukul Kabgyat Shachukul Monastery 27-28 Jun 15-16 Jul
Phyang Tserup Phyang Monastery 07-08 Jul 25-26 Jul
Korzok Gustor Korzok Monastery 12-13 Jul 30-31 Jul
Takthok Tsechu Takthok Monastery 20-21 Jul 06-07 Aug
Ladakh Festival Leh town 01-04 Sep xx-xx Sep
Diskit Gustor Diskit Monastery 03-04 Oct 22-23 Oct
Thiksey Gustor Thiksey Monastery 23-24 Oct 11-12 Nov
Chemrey Wangchok Chemrey Monastery 02-03 Nov 21-22 Nov
Galdan Namchot All over Ladakh 29 Dec 18 Dec
Ladakhi Losar (New Year) All over Ladakh 03 Jan 22 23 Dec