Jorethang, South Sikkim. 13-14 Jan 2018 Maghey Sankrati is celebrated all over Sikkim as one of the major festivals of the Hindu community.
Lho means year or age and Sar means new or fresh. The word Lhosar means New Year or beginning of new era.
It is the Tibetan New year and is marked with a lot of gaiety and festivity across the State.It is celebrated across the state in full glory.
The Bhumchu which takes place on the 14th and 15th day of the first month of the Tibetan Tashiding , West Sikkim lunar calendar.
Celebrated on the Full moon day of the 4th month in the Tibetan Lunar Calendar, around end of May and early June.
Every year Pang Lhabsol is celebrated at Rabong, South Sikkim. Pang Lhabsol, a festival unique to Sikkim is celebrated to offer thanks to Mt Khangchendzonga, the Guardian Deity of Sikkim.
Sikkim has been declared “Destination for all Season”. Sikkim Winter Carnival is organized annually to promote winter tourism.