Sikkim Local Events
Find all the events in Sikkim that take place throughout the year. Keep tabs on this page for any Sikkim news that may be relevant for you and your travels. You can also take a look at some of the organized tours in Gangtok and the greater Sikkim area to get some ideas for your travels in this fascinating pocket of India. You can also book a Sikkim hotel or Gangtok hotel to stay in during your travels.
Saga Dawa is the threefold festival that celebrates the birth, death and nirvana of Lord Buddha and is also considered the holiest day for Mahayana Buddhist.
Bhanu Jayanti marks the birth of the most revered Napalese poet, Bhanu Bhakta.
Drukpa Tseshi is an important day to the Buddhist for it marks the day when Lord Buddha turned the ‘Wheel of Dharma’.
The festival of Phang Lhabsol is unique to Sikkim. The festival is dedicated to Mt Kanchendzonga, the guardian deity of Sikkim and to the Treaty of Brotherhood signed between the Lepchas and the Bhutias.
Biswakarma Puja is celebrated in the honour of Lord Vishwa Karma - the God of Machines.
Dasain is the most important festival for the Nepalese Hindu of Sikkim. The festival marks the victory of good over evil, when Goddess Durga defeated evil Mahisura.
Lhabab Dhuechen is one of the important festivals celebrated in Sikkim. The festival marks the day when Lord Buddha descended to the world from the heaven upon the request of his devotees.
Diwali is celebrated all over India to mark the return of Lord Rama to his Kingdom Ayodhya, after 14 years of exile. In this festival people also conduct Laxmi Pujato please the Goddess of Wealth.
Kagyed Dance is a popular Chaam dance of Sikkim performed at the years end. The themes for the Chaam are normally taken from Buddhist mythology, symbolizing the destruction of evil forces and restoration of peace.
Enchey Monastery performs the annual Detor Chaamdance in the month of December.
Losoong festival is celebrated to mark the end of harvest season and the year.
Cham Dance is a visual delight because it incorporates elaborate and colourful costumes, choreographed dance movements and a very catchy storyline.
Losar is the Tibetan New Year, which is also shared by the Sikkimese.
Bhumchu is a yearly festival in Sikkim held at Tashiding Monastery. What makes the festival intriguing is that it still lives in the ancient history.