Saga Dawa

Saga DawaThis is a Tibetan religious festival, which is celebrated to mark the birth, death, and enlightenment of Lord Buddha. This is a colorful festival, which takes place in many monasteries in this region. Apart from the iconic masked monk dance of Rumtek Monastery, this festival is famous for the grand monk procession. During this procession, a large group of monks walks from Tsuklakhang Palace Monastery through the streets of the town carrying holy books of their religion. During this procession, you can also witness musical performances.