Ladakh Calender & Festival

Ladakh Calendar

Ladakhis use the Tibetan calendar for, among other things, determining the dates of monastic festivals. The Tibetan calendar is rather complicated and varies from year to year, making it difficult to convert Western to Tibetan dates and vice versa. The first difficulty is that the Tibetan lunar year is supposed to be twelve 30-day months. This only adds up to 360 days per year, so every third year an extra month is added and put in anywhere among the twelve months that is considered auspicious for that year.

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Calendar of Monastic Festivals in Ladakh 2015 to 2020

Name of the festival 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Spituk Gustor1 January
7-8
January
25-26
January
3-4
January
3-4
January
22-23
Stongde Gustor July
22-23
July
12-13
July
1-2
July
20-21
July
8-9
DosmocheyLeh/Likir February
6-7
February
24-25
February
13-14
February
2-3
February
21-22
Deskit Gustor October
28-29
October
17-18
October
7-8
October
26-27
October
14-15
Stok Guru Tseschu February
16-17
March
6-7
February
24-25
February
14-15
March
3-4
Matho Nagrang February
21-22
March
11-12
March
1-2
February
18-19
March
8-9
Sindhu Darshan
Saka Dawa May
20
June
09
May
29
June
17
June
05
Hemis Tseschu July
14-15
July
3-4
June
23-24
July
11-12
June
30-July 1
Yuru Kabgyat July
1-2
June
21-22
June
11-12
June
29-30
June
18-19
Karsha Gustor July
31 Aug1
July
21-22
July
11-12
July
30-31
July
18-19
Phyang Tserup July
31-Aug 1
July
21-22
July
11-12
July
30-31
July
18-19
Korzok gustor August
5-6
July
26-27
July
15-16
August
3-4
July
23-24
Dakthok Tsechu August
13-14
August
2-3
July
22-23
August
10-11
July
29-30
Sani Naro Nasjal August
17-18
August
6-7
July
26-27
August
14-15
August
2-3
Shachukul Gustor July
21-22
July
11-12
June
30- July 1
July
19-20
July
7-8
Ladakh Festival
Thiksay Gustor November
17-18
November
6-7
October
27-28
November
15-16
November
3-4
Chemday Angchok November
27-28
November
16-17
November
5-6
November
24-25
November
13-14
Galdan Namchot December
23
December
12
December
02
December
21
December
10
Losar December
30
December
19
December
08
December
27
December
15

Festivals in Ladakh

Galdan Namchot

Losar

Spituk Gustor

Dosmoche

Yargon Tungshak

Stok Guru Tsechu

Matho Nagrang

Saka Dawa

Sindhu Darshan

Hemis

Yuru Kabgyat

Stongday Gustor

Karsha Gustor

Thiksey Gustor

Tak-Tok Festival