Teyongsi Sirijunga Sawan Tongnam in Sikkim in 2024

Teyongsi Sirijunga Sawan Tongnam in Sikkim in 2024
The Old Silk Route, East Sikkim. Image by Saptarshi , via Pixahive
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  Dates of Teyongsi Sirijunga Sawan Tongnam in Sikkim
2023 Mon, Nov 27Regional Holiday
2021 Sun, Dec 19Regional Holiday
2020 Wed, Dec 30Regional Holiday
2018 Sat, Dec 22Regional Holiday

This festival celebrates the birth anniversary of Limboo revivalist Teyongsi Sirijonga.

About Teyongsi Sirijunga Sawan Tongnam

Observed by the Limboo Community in Sikkim, Teyongsi Sirijunga Sawan Tongnam, marks the birth anniversary of the famous 18th-century scholar Teyongsi Sirijunga, who is greatly remembered for his legendary role as a revivalist of the Limboo’s age-old traditional legacy in the state.

Sirijunga was born in Tellok kuchintar (Yangwarok area) in Limbuwan on December 12th 1704. 

The festival is one of the most significant for these native tribes, who celebrate it every year with great zeal and passion. Various cultural programs and award ceremonies felicitating some great personalities for their contribution towards the literary, social and cultural development of the Limboo ethnic group, are few of the integral highpoints of the celebrations.

The Limboo are indigenous and native to the Himalayan Limbuwan region of the Indian subcontinent, what is now Eastern Nepal, Northern Sikkim, Kalimpong India and Western Bhutan.

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