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Salona Fair

Salona Fair is celebrated by the Hindus in the month of Shravan (July-August). This festival is also called Raksha bandhan. On this day the feast includes dishes like saimia, and delicious sweets. Sisters tie the rakhari (wristlet) on the wrists of their brothers, getting in turn cash and other gifts including clothes. People offer prayer to their deities and oblation to their forefathers after changing their sacred threads. In the hilly areas a special dish 'Patande' is prepared and friends and relatives are invited to partake in the celebrations.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Sirmaur


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