[Himachal GK] Fairs and Festivals of Himachal Pradesh

Bilaspur:
Fair/Festivals
Location
Special Feature
Nalwari
Bilaspur
A Cattle fair. W.Goldstein started the idea of this fair.

Naina Devi
Bilaspur
At Naina Devi Temple
Markanda
Jhukhala

Chamba:
Fair/Festivals
Location
Special Feature
Minjar Fair
Chamba
Started by Raja Sahil Verman. Devotees offer Minjars(Maize flowers) to God Varuna at river Ravi
Suhi Fair
Bharmour
Exclusive fair for Women and Children. Celebrated to pay tribute to Rani Naina Devi
Chhitrari Yatra
Chhatrari
Phul Yatra
Pangi
In September-October
Manimahesh Yatra
Chamba
A pilgrimage to the sacred Manimahesh lake in Bharmaur. The yatra starts from the Lakshminarayan Temple in Chamba town

Solan:
Fair/Festivals
Location
Special Feature
Shoolini Fair
Solan
A tribute to Shoolini mata
Sari Fair
Arki
This Fair is known for Bull Fighting

Kangra:
Fair/Festivals
Location
Special Feature
Nagini Fair
Nurpur
A religious fair
Kaleshwar fair
Kangra
celebrated on the Baisakhi day
Shivratri Fair
Kathgarh
Celebrated on the Shivratri day
Jwalamukhi Fair
Jawala ji
During Navratras
Dal Fair
Dharamshala

Shimla:
Fair/Festivals
Location
Special Feature
Lavi Fair
Rampur
The most ancient Trade Fair. It is held in month of November
Pathar ka Khel
Halog,Shimla
Takes place on the second day of Diwali
Rohru Fair
Rohru
In April
Sippi Fair
Mashobra
Buffalo Fair
Kufri,Mashobra

Kullu:
Fair/Festivals
Location
Special Feature
Dussehra
Kullu
It begins with the arrival of Hidimba Devi from Manali. It was started by Raja Jagat Singh of Kullu.
Bhunda Festival
Nirmand
It is considered as the ‘Kumbha’ of the Hill people
Budhi Diwali
Nirmand
This Fair is associated with the battle of Mahabharat.
Sarhi Yatra
Naggar
In May
Dhungri Fair
Manali
Devoted to Goddess Hidimba

Mandi:
Fair/Festivals
Location
Special Feature
Shivratri Fair
Mandi
Started by Raja Ajbar Sen
Chaichu Fair
Pandoh
Begins on 13th April every year
Nalwari Fair
Karsog
Tseeshu Fair
Mandi
It is a Buddhist Festival to celebrate the birthday of Padmasambhava, a buddhist spiritual leader

Hamirpur:
Fair/Festivals
Location
Special Feature
Holi Fair
Sujanpur
Festival of Colours
Gasota Fair
Gasota
An annual Cattle fair
Baba Balak Nath Fair
DeotSidh
Celebrated at the holy shrine of Baba Balaknathji
Hamir Festival
Hamirpur
Celebrated in Sep-Oct

Una:
Fair/Festivals
Location
Special Feature
Chintpurni Fair
Chintpurni
Piploo Fair
Piploo
Celebrated in the month of June

Sirmaur:
Fair/Festivals
Location
Special Feature
Renuka Fair
Renukaji
Celebrated annually to commemorate the meeting of Lord Parshuram and his mother Renuka. Begins 10 days after Diwali
Bawan Dwadshi Fair
Nahan
In the memory of Raja Bali
Trilokpur Fair
Trilokpur
Devoted to Goddess Bala Sundari

Lahaul-Spiti:
Fair/Festivals
Location
Special Feature
Ladaracha Fair
Kaza
Held in the month of July marking the termination of summers
Pori Fair
Trilokinath
To worship Lord Trilokinath
Guitor Festival
Lahaul and Spiti
Celeberated in October. Known for Masked Dance.
Gochi Festival
Keylong
Celeberated in the month of February. Token child marriages are also performed.

Kinnaur:
Fair/Festivals
Location
Special Feature
Fulaich Festival
Kinnaur
Known as Festival of Flowers.
Lossar Festival
Lahaul-Spiti/Kinnaur
A Tibetan New Year Festival. It is celeberated in February

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