Celebrating health, peace and prosperity among the Monpa community of Tawang: The Losar festival (February-March) – Arunachal Pradesh

Tawang is one of the most beautiful hill stations you can ever visit during your travel to India. It is also an important center for Buddhist learning, something that attracts people from all across the world. […]

The Losar Festival is among the most important festivals celebrated in Tawang. Losar is celebrated by the Monpas who are a majority in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh. Belonging to the Mongoloid stock, the Monpas are mainly into agriculture and animal husbandry. […]

Commemorating the advent of the new year, Losar is the occasion when the Monpas feast, drink and make merry. Relatives and friends get together and celebrate this festival in a very pompous manner. The festival of Losar falls in the end of February or early March and is celebrated for 5 days.  […]

Before the advent of the Losar festival in Tawang people can be seen cleaning their homes and discarding all unused and old items. It is believed that by doing so one can usher in good health, peace and prosperity to the house. You can also be a part of the Losar Festival during your visit to Tawang.  […]

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Fairs and Festivals in Arunachal Pradesh

[…] Many of the festivals celebrated in Arunachal Pradesh are closely linked to agriculture, the main occupation of the state. Celebrated on a grand scale, these festivals are characterized by prayers that are later followed by merry making. Among the most popular festivals of Arunachal Pradesh are Ziro Festival of Music , Losar Festival, Tamladu Festival, Sangken Festival. […]

Arunachal Pradesh is home to a good number of tribes. So you can find some festival or the other happening in Arunachal Pradesh at any time of the year. Be a part of the celebrations when you travel to Arunachal Pradesh. For this, just get in touch with us today and we will help you plan a most memorable holiday.

Source: Fairs and Festivals in Arunachal Pradesh
URL: https://www.indianholiday.com/fairs-and-festivals/arunachal-pradesh/losar-festival.html
Date accessed: 5 September 2018

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