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Shimla Summer Festival, Himachal






     State : Himachal Pradesh

     Time of Celebration : Month of May
Shimla Summer Festival


People from the plains of Northern India rush to Himachal Pradesh in summers, to escape the heat of the harsh sun. It is during this time that a variety of programs, cultural and folk performances and tourism fairs are organized by the Government of Himachal Pradesh. One such festival is Summer Festival, organized in the beautiful hill station of Shimla, in the month of May. It is organized at the Ridge of Shimla and attracts tourists from all over the country. The major attractions of this festival are various local folk dance performances, performances by school children, art and handicrafts exhibition, photographs exhibition, posters exhibition, a flower show and a number of competitions.

There is also a unique fashion show that aims at showcasing the folk and traditional costumes of the region, along with a folk dance festival, the Red Cross Fair and numerous sports tournaments. Eminent singers and celebrities come from various parts of India to participate in the amazing Summer Festival of Shimla. At the time of the festival, a fair is also organized in Shimla, where the local people put up stalls displaying the exquisite handicrafts of Himachal Pradesh. One of the major festivals of Shimla, the Summer Festival aims at promoting the rich tradition and culture of the state throughout the Indian subcontinent.