The town of Mandi with its ancient temples revels in the Shivratri fair for a whole week. On elaborately decorated palanquins, hundred of local deities are carried to the town. Accompanied by folk bands, they make their first stop at the
Centered around the temple of Trilokinath, Char is celebrated in Lahaul.
In the third week of March, the fascinating Nalwari fair is held at Bilaspur. Cattle is traded, there are wrestling bouts and aero and water sports shows are recent additions.
Himachal is also becoming the venue India Rafting Cup, in March.
Holi's riot of colours and celebration of spring comes with laugher and vitality. There are exuberant celebrations at Palampur and Sujanpur. By the banks of the river Yamuna, the shrine ot Paonta Sahib in Sirmour is thronged by the Hindu and the Sikh devotees on this day. Also in Sirmour, the Balasundari fair is held at Trilokpur near Nahan; this coincides with the sacred days of the Navratras. The temple of Baglamata, near Bankhandi in Kangra is also a major focus during these days.
Chait, the first month of lunar calendar is celebrated by the dancing of women in Kullu and by folk singing in Chamba.
At the shrine of Deothsidh (Seo) on the district border of Hamirpur and Bilaspur, a month long fair spans March and April.