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Festivals and Events in Shimla

There are numerous festivals and events in Shimla that are celebrated with great pomp and show and the prominent ones include the Summer Festival, Ice Skating Carnival, Baisakhi and Sipi Fair.

The Summer Festival is one of the most important festivals in Shimla and is celebrated every year to herald the coming of summer to the region. It is held every year from 2-6 June and is a popular vent attracting many visitors. As part of the Festival, food fests, painting competitions, flower shows, and cultural shows are held.

Another prominent festival of Shimla is the Ice Skating Carnival held in the month of February. The festival features snow sports including skiing and ice-skating and is a great way to enjoy the winter months in Shimla.

Baisakhi is the other important festival in Shimla that is celebrated with great fervour in the month of April. Sipi Fair celebrated in the month of May is another main festival in Shimla, which is dedicated to Sip Devta – a local deity of this region and the festivities include cultural shows and magic shows.

Other important festivals in Shimla that are celebrated with much enthusiasm include Lohri, Rhyali, Dussehra, Diwali and Navaratri. Each of these festivals have a special significance in the life of locals here.

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