The Monpa community of Tawang district in Arunachal Pradesh celebrates a variety of festivals throughout the year. These festivals are steeped in tradition and showcase the rich cultural heritage of the Monpa people.

Tawang Festival

The Tawang Festival is a colorful and vibrant celebration that takes place annually in the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh, India. The festival is organized by the district administration and is a showcase of the rich cultural heritage of the region.

The festival is held over a period of three days and features a wide variety of cultural programs and activities. These include traditional dances, music performances by bollywood & local  singers, and competitions in traditional sports such as archery.

Torgya Festival

One of the most important festivals celebrated by the Monpa community is the Torgya Festival. This festival is held annually at the Tawang Monastery and is a three-day celebration that includes religious rituals, traditional dances, and the unfurling of a large thangka (a painted or embroidered religious banner). The Torgya Festival is said to bring good luck and prosperity to the community and is attended by people from all over the district.
 It is a perfect opportunity to experience the culture and traditions of the place..

Losar Festival


Losar is the traditional New Year festival, celebrated by the people of Tawang. The festival typically falls in February or March and is celebrated over a period of several days.

Losar is also a time for family and friends to come together, and it is traditional to exchange greetings and gifts. Many people also visit monasteries and temples to offer prayers and make donations.

It provides a unique opportunity to experience the rich culture and traditions of Tawang. It is celebrated with great enthusiasm and joy, providing a vibrant and colorful spectacle for visitors and locals alike.