Monthly Fairs and Festivals of Shimla

The monthly fairs and festivals of Shimla keeps the hill resort lively throughout the year. All the festivals of Shimla highlight the rich cultural background of the hilly region of Himachal Pradesh. Below is a list of the various monthly fairs and festivals of Shimla. Monthly Fairs and Festivals of Shimla:
  • Bharara Fair- Shimla Bharara village observes this festival on 1st of May. This fair is very old. This fair is celebrated with goat sacrifices that is offered to Lord Koteshwar. The Himachali 'Natti' dance is performed.

  • Mahasu Jatar- This festival of Shimla is celebrated at the Mahasu village in the month of May. This festival is commemorated in front of the Durga temple. A variety of folk dance and music enlivens the place.

  • Rohru Fair- This fair of Shimla is held on the 9th and 10th of April. The fair is celebrated with programmes and colorful garments display by the men and women.

  • Sipi Fair- This fair is held in the name of Sip Devta on 1st May. It is celebrated with cultural activities, juggling, magic shows and archery sport.

  • Bhoj Fair- November gushes in with the celebration of Bhoj fair in Shimla's Guman village. This fair is a kind of homage to Devta Bansor, Parshu Ram and Kilbaru.

  • Pathar Ka Khel Halog- it is a fair of Shimla that takes place on the second day of Diwali festival in the month of November. A peculiar stone throwing fight takes place in this fair.

  • Lavi fair- This fair is the most prominent fair of Shimla that takes place in the month of November. The stalls sells garments, utensils, wooden articles, dry fruits and herbs on this occasion. Cultural programmes are carried out.

  • Summer Festival- This festival of Shimla is of prime attraction for the tourists and is celebrated in the month of May at the Ridge of Shimla with extreme pomp and grandeur. Folk dances and music are displayed by the school going children.

  • Winter carnival- Ice-skating marks the celebration of Winter Carnival in Shimla in the months of December to February. Fancy dress competitions, ice-hockey and other cultural activities makes the place colorful.

Last Updated on : 29/05/2013

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