Fair and festivals of Kinnaur
-This festival is celebrated in the month of the July.
– Zongor and loskar flowers are brought from the kand peak and their garlands are offered to the goddess. After this these flowers are distributed among the villagers.
-It is a festival of flowers celebrated in the month of September.
– Flowers of shuloo which have been brought from peaks for this purpose are woven into garlands. At the end of the fair these garlands are offered to the deity.
Loser is celebrated in the month of December to welcome the new year.
Fair and festivals of Lahaul & Spiti
Previously, this fair used to be celebrated in Kibbar in Spiti in the month of July where traders from Ladakh, Rampur Busher and Spiti meet in this fair to barter their produce. Due to closure of Tibetan traders, this fair is now being celebrated at Kaza, the headquarters of Spiti Sub Division in the 3rd week of August.
This fair is celebrated during summer in the 3rd week of August every year. The fair is combination of pilgrimage and festive activities.
TRIBAL FAIR KEYLONG
Tribal fair coinciding with Independence day is celebrated with great pomp and show from 14th to 16th August, at Keylong the headquarters of the district. People from all parts of the valley congregate in their queer disposition and a large number of Indian and foreign tourists gather here to witness the fair. It is being celebrated as at State level fair.
Tsheshu fair is celebrated in Shashur, Gemur, Kyi, Kardang Tabo and Mane Monasteries in the months of June. A large number of devotees/ people gather on these occasions.Devil dance is performed by the Lamas bedecked in colourful dresses and wearing masks of different birds and animals.
FESTIVAL OF LIGHT
A festival of lights known as Diwali is celebrated all over India in October every year. A similar type of festival is celebrated as Khojla in Pattan valley and Halda in other valleys of Lahaul at the second and third week of January. The date is fixed by a Lama while in Pattan valley it is celebrated to Magh Poornima coincide with (full moon). Pencil cedar branches are cut into strips and are tied together into bundles to make a torch called Halda quite similar to Hola in upper regions of Shimla district. In the evening halda at each house are lit and brought together at one centre place. This is repeated four to five times, each time in honour of different deities. When the ceremony is over, the villagers return to their houses. The haldas are prepared and lit in the same manner and collected at one place where they burn to lashes. But there is slight difference. Along with honouring the deities, the people of Gahar valley curse the Ranas of clans hostile to their own. The people of Keylong curse the Ranas of Goushal and Kardang threatening to bite their hearts.
GOTHSI ( GOCHI)
There is a festival of the Bhaga valley which is celebrated in February in the houses where a son was born during the preceding year.