Friday, 30 August 2019

Festivals of the month: September 2019

From celebrations centred around the birth of Lord Krishna last month, the coming month puts the spotlight on welcoming Lord Ganesha once again into his devotees’ lives. That is not all! September lines up a number of festivals that not just give you a peek into a world of fascinating traditions but also lets you participate in many fun filled activities. Let’s take a look at some of them!

Ladakh Festival
When: September 1-4
Where: Leh

Against the backdrop of a surreal, rugged landscape, this four-day festival offers a kaleidoscope of colours for visitors. Shutterbugs, especially, will never have enough of this region’s fascinating flavours, be it the monastery’s traditional masked dances done by lamas or games such as polo and village archery competitions. The Ladakh Festival commences with an inauguration ceremony in Leh that sees a huge procession of cultural troupes from across Ladakh to gather at the Polo Ground for yet another fiesta of dance and music. This is also a great time to try out the traditional Ladakhi cuisine, such as mokthuk, thukpa, paba and tangtur, etc and pick up souvenirs such as thangka paintings, dragon pottery and turquoise jewellery.

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When: September 2-13
Where: Kerala

via Lonely Planet India

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