Fairs and Festivals of Arunachal Pradesh Arunachal Pradesh is the habitat of the multilingual tribal people of the world. Arunachal is also a most visited tourist destination in India. The state is very rich in its flora and fauna and it has more than 500 rare species of orchids and plants. Arunachal Pradesh Tourism offers you a visual treat. Its deep dense forests, snow capped peaks, mountains and roaring rivers offer numerous opportunities for rafting, hiking, mountaineering. The Arunachal Pradesh state invites you to relax in its picturesque hills and valleys, enjoy its salubrious climate and meet its simple and hospitable people, with their glorious heritage of arts and crafts and colorful festivals that reflect their ancient faith in the inexorable power of nature. Festivals form an essential aspect of Socio-Cultural life of the people of Arunachal Pradesh. The festivals of Arunachal reflect the real culture and tradition of the people of the state. Each and Every social community of Arunachal State celebrates number of festivals throughout the year. The festivals of Arunachal Pradesh are generally - agricultural, religious and socio-cultural, which give them ample opportunity to enjoy and entertain freely. The festivals are the occasions for people to relax, enjoy, dance eat and drink. You can visit Arunachal Pradesh throughout the year. You can feel very pleasant climate. Plan a tour to Arunachal Pradesh Tourism and experience the festivals of Arunachal Pradesh. Some of the prime festivals of Arunachal Pradesh State are Torgya, Monpa, Sang Dawa, Losar, Choekhor, Tamladu, and Sangken and khan festival. Torgya is a monastic festival which is held every year for three days. It is starting from 28th day of the eleventh month of the lunar calendar, which generally falls in the last month of the January. This is celebrated to drive off evil forces and other natural calamity. During Torgya festivals, the monastic dances are performed for 3 days, it is a highlight for the Torgya festival. If you visit Arunachal Pradesh Tourism you can know more about this festival. The Khan festival is another festival celebrated in Arunachal Pradesh. It is a special occasion for the reunion of the Arunachal State people. Other than the usual festivities, the main significance of the Khan festival lies in the ceremony whereby the priest ties a piece of wool around everybody's neck. There is a belief behind wearing a piece of wool is that the enchanted thread will bring good luck to each of them. The most famous festival Tamladu is celebrated on 15th February. This festival is celebrated to protect their village and people from any natural disaster. During this festival in Arunachal State, the Digaru Mishmi tribe offer prayers to the God of Water and God of Earth in order to save the village from natural calamities. Jebmalu lord is worshipped during the Tamladu festival. If you visit Arunachal Pradesh Tourism you can experience these festivals also. Choekhor is the festival of harvest and crop. According to the local people of Arunachal the Choekhor festival is celebrated to protect their crops from any supernatural attacks. The entire villages people are take part in this special event to make it a grand occasion. According to locals there is a belief, this Choekhor festival is mainly to protect and increase the crop.
The major festival of Arunachal Pradesh is the Losar festival. It is an important festival of tawang district. This famous Losar festival is mainly celebrated for five days. Sometimes the festival is lasts for 8-15 days. It generally falls in the last part of February or early part of March and is celebrated with lots of gaiety and festivity. Plan a long tour with Arunachal Pradesh Tourism and explore the beauty of the state with different festivals.