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Festivals of Arunachal PradeshLocation : Arunachal Pradesh, in the north east of India.
Best time to Travel : Through out the year.

The Famous Festivals and Fairs of Arunachal
Festivals form an essential aspect of Arunachal Pradesh Tourism. It shows the Socio-Cultural life of the people of Arunachal Pradesh. As a matter of fact festivals of Arunachal Pradesh reflects the real culture and tradition of the people of Arunachal Pradesh . Every social community of Arunachal Pradesh celebrate number of festivals. There are various festival tours of Arunachal Pradesh are generally - agricutural festival tours, religious faris trips and socio-cultural tours, which give them ample opportunity to enjoy and entertain freely. The fais and festivals are the occasions for people to relax, to enjoy, to dance and eat and drink.

Agriculture being the basic means of livelihood in Arunachal, the festivals having connection with agriculture are celebrated in bigger scale either to thank God for the providence or pray for good harvest. The ritual part of each festival is performed by the priest and other arrangements of the festivals are done by the people in a community basis. Animal sacrifice is a common ritual in most of the festivals in Arunachal Pradesh. Throughout the year festivals are celebrated by one or the other tribes. Because of this fact, Arunachal Pradesh may also be called the land of festivals.
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Some of the main celebrated festivals and fairs of Arunachal Pradesh are :

Choekhor Harvest Festival
After the crops are sown and at the time of little agricultural activity, in the seventh month of lunar calendar, a rite known as "Choekor which ultimately turns into a popular religious village fair" is organised in the villages by the entire village community with the aim of offering supernatural protection to the crops sown, for good harvest and to drive away evil spirits.
Losar Festival
Losar New Year Festival Celebration
The New Year festival, called "Losar", is perhaps the most important festival of Tawang District in Arunachal Pradesh. The Losar festival of the Monpas is their new year of festival. On this occasion people clean out their homes to usher in the new year and to discard the old. It mostly falls in the last part of February or early part of March and is celebrated with lots of fun and festivity, which lasts for about 8 to 15 days.

Torgya Dance Festival
Torgya is a monastic festival held every year for three days starting from 28th day of the eleventh month of the lunar calendar, which generally falls in the last part of January. In order to drive off evil forces and to ward off any natural calamity. Monastic dances are performed for 3 days during Torgya festivals.

Monpa Cultural Festival
Monpas have a colourful cultural festive heritage. These fairs and festivals are related with agricultural practices and religious events.
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Saga Dawa Buddhist Festival
The 4th month as per lunar calendar is regarded as the holiest period for the Buddhists. This month marks the birth of Lord Buddha, his attainment of supreme enlightenment and his passing into the state of nirvana. It normally falls in the month of May. This religious occasion is celebrated with much fun and gaiety.Sangken festival

Tamladu Tribal Festival
Another important festival is Tamladu tribal fair, essentially celebrated by the Digaru Mishmis tribe. During the festival, prayers are offered to the God of Earth and the God of Water for protection against natural calamities. The supreme- Lord Jebmalu, is worshipped and welfare of human beings, the standing crops and domestic animals.

Sangken Religious Buddha Festival
Sangken festival and fair, is an occasion to bathe the images of Lord Buddha ceremoniously. This also heralds the new year and people sprinkle water on each other as a sign of merriment.

Khan Festival
Another festival is the Khan festival, an occasion for the reunion of the people. Besides the usual festivities, the significance of the festival lies in the ceremony whereby the priest ties a piece of wool around everybody's neck. The belief is that the enchanted thread will bring good luck to each of them.
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