The New Year or the Halda

Why you should attend this event

It marks the birth of a new year and signifies the onset of prosperity and new beginnings. The festival is dedicated by the locals to the Goddess of wealth and prosperity – ShashikarApa. Lamas decide the date of celebration and the location of celebration and people enjoy the festivities together. People usually contribute wood of cedar trees for the bonfire as it signifies unity. It happens for two days in the month of January.

Who should attend

Those who want to explore different cultures and understand people and traditions better should definitely pay a visit to this festival during January.

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