Folk Festivals -

Three village festivals were held in Darjeeling & Kalimpong . More than 300 performing artists of different communities from all over Darjeeling and Kalimpong performed Dhimal Dance, Tamang Selo Dance, Sherpa Dance, Mangar Geet, Tibetian Folk Dance, Balun and Sangini Dances, Bhutia Dance, Limbu Dance and Lepcha Dance. Local handicraft artists displayed their crafts.  People from the locality, and other towns came to attend the festival.  Local press and media covered the festival as well. Representatives from West Bengal Khadi and Village Industries Board along with the officials from different Community Development boards were also present during the festival. The festival attracted a crowd of around 9000 people.