Sikkim “RED PANDA” Winter Carnival 2019
The Department of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Government of Sikkim is organizing the SIKKIM “RED PANDA” WINTER CARNIVAL FESTIVAL 2018-19, from 17th to 19th January, 2019.
The Sikkim “Red Panda” Winter Carnival Festival which is named after the exotic Red Panda, the state animal of Sikkim, is the biggest tourism festival of the state and aims at promoting communal harmony and ‘Unity in Diversity’, whereby all the ethnic communities of Sikkim come together to celebrate life and culture. It is one of the most awaited cultural events in Sikkim that provides for an amazing time to both locals and visitors who travel here from far and wide. The festival primarily aims at increasing the influx of tourists during the leaner tourism months of the year thereby, also promoting the state’s economy and rich culture and cuisine. Preparations of this grand carnival begin days in advance with streets getting a makeover and proper infrastructure put in place to avoid any inconvenience for visitors. Also, hotels and resorts come up with special discounted offers, which not only prove beneficial for them but also for tourists.
Spread over 3 days, this year the festival will showcase Sikkim’s rich and diverse culture, traditions, customs, cuisines, bio-diversity, folk music, history and lifestyle and a melange of cultural and traditional displays under one roof. Major attractions of the Festival this year are Carnival Parade, Eco-adventure sports, cultural, musical & DJ nights, organic products exhibition and sale, Riders Meet, traditional food fest, Fashion Show, International rock contest, art & Photo Exhibition.