Hemis Festival in Ladakh is celebrated annually on the 10th day of the Tse-Chu, Lunar month of the Tibetan Calendar. The 2-day fiesta marks the birth anniversary of Guru Padmasambhava. On this day, Hemis Monastery is adorned beautifully to host the ceremony. The colorful festival showcases the beautiful handicrafts of the area. Natives also dress up in lovely traditional attires and gather in the courtyard of Hemis Monastery, the biggest Buddhist Monastery of Ladakh. Lamas dance around central flagpole to the tunes of drums, cymbals and long horns. The otherwise cold-barren desert comes to life during Hemis Festival.
How long Hemis festival is celebrated?
Hemis festival lasts for 2 days. During these two days, you’ll find every nook and corner of Ladakh seeped into the gush of jubilation.
What are the main atractions of Hemis festival?
Cham Dance, Hemis Monastery, Hemis Museum, Colorful Stalls, Chang Drink
Why is Hemis festival celebrated?
Hemis festival is a celebration of faith, devotion, culture, togetherness, and, of course, enthusiasm.
What kind of clothes do you need to pack for Hemis festival?
This is a no-brainer that you need to pack a heap of woolen clothes. After all, you’re going Ladakh, a frozen zone. Particularly for the Hemis festival, you don’t need any special packing.
What are the Dates of Hemis Festival 2019?
The festival is a two-day celebration and will be commencing on July 11, 2019 and its end will be marked on July 12, 2019. The festival is said to be celebrated in the 5th month of Tibetan calendar.