Teyongsi Sirijunga Sawan Tongnam in India in 2022

Teyongsi Sirijunga Sawan Tongnam in India in 2022
The Old Silk Route, East Sikkim. Image by Saptarshi , via Pixahive

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  Dates of Teyongsi Sirijunga Sawan Tongnam in India
2021 Sikkim Sun, Dec 19 Regional Holiday
2020 Sikkim Wed, Dec 30 Regional Holiday
2018 Sikkim Sat, Dec 22 Regional 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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