The Ladarcha festival in Kaza, celebrates the coming together of people and cultures of the Spiti, Ladakh and Kinnaur regions. Originally organised to strengthen the commercial bond between India and Tibet, the fair attracts many regional traders, local inhabitants, and tourist from across the world.
Initially, traders from the three districts used to put up their stalls here and trade items like jewellery, accessories, utensils, apparel, metalwork, plastic goods, dry fruits, grains and even livestock including yaks and pure blood horses. Now, one can witness the Chaam and Buchan dance, special Buddhist sermons, an archery competition, and performances from the artists of the Tibetan Institute of Performing Art, Bhutan, Ladakh, Sikkim, Kinnaur, and Nepal. There are large community meals organised for the visitors as well as locals.
Place of celebration: Kaza
Time: The La Darcha Fair is usually held in the month of August every year.
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