Sonnam Lochhar

Sonnam Lochhar, also known as Sonam Lhosar, is a regional festival in the state of Sikkim, India, and it is observed on the first day of new moon in the month of Magh, which usually falls in the month of January and February.

Sonnam Lochhar marks the beginning of the Tibetan New Year. Dance is one of major celebrations for the festival. People wear the colorful and traditional attires and dance following the rhythmic beats of damphu, which is a traditional drum. It is believed that dancing with Damphu can get rid of all the negative energies and evil spirits.

The following is the list of Sonnam Lochhar from 2021 to 2025.

HolidayDateWeekday
Sonnam LochharFeb 12, 2021Friday
Sonnam LochharFeb 02, 2022Wednesday
Sonnam LochharJan 22, 2023Sunday
Sonnam LochharFeb 10, 2024Saturday
Sonnam LochharJan 29, 2025Wednesday

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