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Title: Festivals of Lahaul & Spiti
Author: Heritage Management Team, Pragya
Source: Pragya
Year: 2005
Publisher: Pragya, India

Festivals reflect the true essence of a culture. In the absence of any other means of amusement, fairs, festivals and folk dances were the only and highly popular form of entertainment, especially during the winters. In the land of Spiti and Lahaul in the western Himalayas, the concept of festival survives through oral tradition and community participation, evolving from each generation to the next. Some of the important festivals of this land are described in this booklet.

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