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FESTIVALS, EVENTS AND FIXED DEPARTURES CALENDAR

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  • Indian Holiday: Dussehra

    Indian Holiday: Dussehra

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    08/10/2019

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  • Bhutan: Thimphu Tshechu Festival

    Bhutan: Thimphu Tshechu Festival

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    08/10/2019-10/10/2019
    Tashichho Dzong, Thimphu, Bhutan
    Tashichho Dzong, Thimphu, Bhutan

    The Tshechu is a religious event celebrated on tenth day of a month of the lunar calendar corresponding to the birthday of Guru Rimpoche (Guru Padmasambhava). However the exact month of the Tshechu varies from place to place and temple to temple.
    Tshechus are grand events where entire communities come together to witness religious mask dances, receive blessings and socialize. . In addition to the mask dances tshechus also include colorful Bhutanese dances and other forms of entertainment.
    It is believed that everyone must attend a Tshechu and witness the mask dances at least once to in order to receive blessings and wash away their sins. Every mask dance performed during a Tshechu has a special meaning or a story behind it and many are based on stories and incidents from as long ago as the 8th century, during the life of Guru Padmasambhava. In monasteries the mask dances are performed by monks and in remote villages they are performed jointly by monks and village men.

    Location: Tashi Chhodzong, THIMPHU

  • Nepal: Dashain – The biggest festival of Nepal

    Nepal: Dashain – The biggest festival of Nepal

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    08/10/2019
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    Observed for 15 days, Dashain festival is one of the most widely celebrated festivals of Nepal. The victory of Goddess Durga over the devil Mahishasura is celebrated during Dashain through worships, feast, fairs and family gatherings. Nepalis also celebrate Dashain festival for the fertility of the land and good harvest. Ghatasthapana is the first day of the festival and the last day is known as Kojagrat Purnima. Seventh day is celebrated with phulpati or sacred flowers and Brahmins carry kalasha with jamara and bamboo stalk from Gorkha to Kathmandu. Animal sacrifices are common on the 8th and 9th day of Dashain, in Nepal. Vijayadashami is celebrated on the 10th day when friends and families meet to exchange greetings and blessings.

    Key attractions: Kite flying events and worship of Ashta Matrikas (8 tantric goddesses) and nine avatars of Durga.

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  • Rajasthan: International Folk Festival

    Rajasthan: International Folk Festival

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    10/10/2019-14/10/2019
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    Rajasthan International Folk Festival (also known as Jodhpur Riff) is an annual music and art festival organized to promote traditional folk music and arts held at Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

    Details: http://www.jodhpurriff.org

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  • Myanmar: Dancing Elephants Festival, Kyaukse

    Myanmar: Dancing Elephants Festival, Kyaukse

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    12/10/2019-14/10/2019
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    The full moon of the Thadingyut month is when Buddhists believe the Buddha descended back to earth after three months of preaching in the spiritual realm above. While the rest of Myanmar celebrates it by lighting the Buddha’s way home, the town of Kyaukse near Mandalay commemorates it a little differently: with a “Dancing Elephant” festival, populated not by real elephants, but by pairs of dancers in gigantic elephant costumes.

    The intricately-designed elephant costumes are made of paper, bamboo, glitter, satin, and glass. The dancers in the costumes move to the beat of drums, circumambulating the Shwe Tha Lyaung Pagoda a total of three times. Dancers are awarded prizes for their dancing skills and the beauty of their costumes; the rest of the community celebrates with feasting and entertainments throughout the temple grounds.

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  • Assam: Kati Bihu Festival

    Assam: Kati Bihu Festival

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    19/10/2019
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    Bihu is the national festival of Assam thrice in a year. The Bohaag Bihu is the month of April (baishak), Magh Bihu in January, and “Kati” in October. The months of Bihu are set according to the farming calendar as it is a harvest festival.

    Dates: TBA (Oct)

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  • Indian Holiday: Diwali – Festival of Lights

    Indian Holiday: Diwali – Festival of Lights

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    27/10/2019

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  • Nepal: Tihar- The shinning festival of Nepal

    Nepal: Tihar- The shinning festival of Nepal

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    27/10/2019
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    Tihar festival is a grand celebration of 5 days, right after Dashain festival. Known as ‘festival of lights’, Tihar is celebrated by worshipping Goddess Laxmi with vigour and enthusiasm. Numerous candles and lanterns are lit up in front of the idol, to mark the end of evil days and commencement of prosperous times.

    Along with worship of Goddess Laxmi, on the first two days people worship crows and dogs, cows on the third day and oxen on the fourth day. The 5th day is celebrated with Bhai tika- where sisters put tika on the forehead of their brothers praying for their long life. The Newar community celebrates Mha puja on the fourth day as well.

  • Sikkim: Tihar Festival (Diwali)

    Sikkim: Tihar Festival (Diwali)

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    27/10/2019
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    Tihar in Sikkim is also known as the fiesta of lights and is the most popular carnivals in Sikkim. Since Sikkim is populated with Hindus and Tribal People, there are numerous festivals including the Hindu carnivals and Tribal Fiestas.

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