Losar (Late Jan to late Feb). Tibetan/Ladakhi New Year, celebrated with dancing and music throughout Ladakh.

Baisakhi (Usually April 13/14). Fairs are held in Jammu to celebrate the north Indian harvest season in Hindu culture. Women are especially prominent, with colourful dress.

Id ul-Fitr. The Muslim festival to mark the end of Ramadan is celebrated with feasting and various events throughout Kashmir.

Festival of Ladakh (Sept 1–15). This popular J&K Tourism-sponsored two-week event, held principally in Leh, is designed to extend the tourist season. It features archery contests, polo matches, Bactrian camels from Nubra and traditional Ladakhi dance along with some tedious speeches.

Ladakhi gompa festivals. Just about all the major gompas (monasteries) in Ladakh hold annual festivals.

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