Sikkims Culture

The vast majority of Sikkim’s inhabitants are Nepalese who started coming in from Nepal in the 19th century, today the Nepalese make up approx 70% of Sikkim’s population. other ethnic groups within Sikkim are the original inhabitants called The Lepchas and the Bhutias who came in from Eastern Tibet, there are also the peoples of the Marwaris, Biharis and Bengalis.

The lepchas and the Bhutias form the cornerstone of Sikkimese culture and in the months of August and September they hold the Phang Labsol festival which celebrates there brotherhood pact and also in commemoration of Sikkim’s Deity Mount Khangchendzonga

There are many more festivals throughout Sikkim see our festival page for information on them