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Festivals and Events in Chamba

The Minjar Fair is held in July/August every year in the month of Shravan is the major festival in Chamba that attracts a lot of visitors to this week long event.

The Minjar Fair is heralded in by the wearing of a silk ''tassel'' by everyone. This ''tassel'' represents the shoots of paddy or maize that make their appearance at this time. This colourful fair is held in the Chaugan area which is virtually turned into a market and the brisk business is conducted.

The whole town looks forward to this festival and everyone takes part in it. The pinnacle is reached on the third Sunday when a colourful procession of deities is taken out accompanied by dancing troupes, traditionally dressed locals, and drum beaters. The procession starts typically at the Akhand Chandi Palace and ends up at the Police Lines Nalhora. The Minjar ''tassel'' is then thrown into to the flowing river.

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