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People And Culture

It is traditionally accepted that the Lepchas are the autochthonous tribe of Sikkim. After them came the Bhutias , from Tibet, followed by the Nepalese and finally the Indian business community from the plains.

People

However, before one goes into the ethnic composition of Sikkim, it needs to be said that the Sikkimese, irrespective of the tribe, class or community they belong to , are essentially simple folk. Like most hill-tribes, the Sikkimese are thus far relatively untouched by consumerism. Cliched though it may sound, the Sikkimese truly exemplify how different communities can exemplify how different communities can coexist in peace and mutual More>>

THE LEPCHAS
THE NEPALESE 
THE BHUTIAS More>>

Festivals

Buddhist Festivals More>>
SAGA DAWA
LHABAB DHUECHEN
DRUKPA TSHESHI
PHANG LHABSOL
LOSOONG
LOSAR
BUMCHU
TRUNGKAR TSHECHU
KALCHAKRA PUJA
KAYGED DANCE

Hindu Festivals More>>

DASAIN/ DUSSHERA
TIHAR/ DIWALI
SARASWATI PUJA
MAGHE SAKRANTI
JANMASTAMI
VISHWA KARMA PUJA
HOLI
RAMNAVAMI

Other Festivals More>>

NAMSOONG
SAKEWA
BHANU JAYANTI
TENDONG-LHO-RUM-FAAT
TEYONGSI SRIJUNGA SAWAN TOGNAM
CHRISTMAS
TAMU LOCHAR
NYEMPA GUZOM

Folk dances

Folk dances and songs are an ingrained part of Sikkimese culture. Most of the dances relate to the beauty of the natural surroundings, some depict the harvest season and others are performed for good luck and prosperity. Many of the musical instruments that accompany the dances are unique to Sikkim. Some of the popular dances are described below

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