|Country and Region||India — Jammu and Kashmir|
|Type of Festival||Dance, Music|
|Location of Festival||Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India|
|Festival Contact Information|
In the month of September, the 'moonland' of Ladakh comes alive with a magic of its own. The people, fabulously bedecked with gold and silver ornaments and turquoise headgears, throng the streets. Monks in their ritual regalia, wearing colorful masks, dance to the entrancing rhythm of cymbals, flutes and trumpets. The Yak, Lion and Tashishpa dances depict the many legends and fables of Ladakh, the hermit kingdom. Ancient monasteries sporting flags in a riot of colours, display of 'tankhas', archery competitions, a mock marriage, horse polo, and an array of sumptuous Ladakh cuisine are the highlights of this festival.
|Festival Dates||September 1 - 15, 20113|