sanktanti is a festival marking the beginning
of the month of magh (mid January) and the end
of the unendurably cold winter. It’s believed
that the doors of heaven open up on this day and
those who die on this day go to heaven...
Lochar or Sonam Losoong is the New Year celebrations
of the Bhutia community in Sikkim. Surprisingly,
it falls on the 18th day of the 10th month of
the Tibetan lunar calendar (December), when the
harvest season is over...
Dawa is the celebration of Buddha’s birth
and death and attainment of Nirvana. It falls
in the month of Saga Dawa (on the 15th of April)
and is considered to be an auspicious time for
the performance of good deeds...