It is celebrated in all the Sherpaa settlements in the month of July. The Sherpas of Kathmandu and Helambu regions participate in dancing on this day. Generally, there are no such major festivals in this month. Being the rainy season, this month is the peak time for harvesting crops.This is a very special festival in the Khumbu area celebrated in the month of July every year. There is much dancing and merry making in addition to the more serious rituals and dances performed by the monks.
The Dumji Festival celebrates and honors the anniversary of Guru Rinpoche birth on the lotus flower. Lama Sangwa Dorji is the founder of the earliest monastery of Khumbu and he was the first to start the Dumji festival in Pangboche about 365 years ago in order to coincide with the birth anniversary of Guru Rinpoche. The festival serves as a religious and community duty to help bring the villagers together. Every 13 years it falls upon three families to provide food and drink for the entire village for the duration of celebrations, which lasts for 4 days.
Dumji festival is performed by the Tengboche Monks in Tengboche, Namche Bazar, Khumjung and Pangboche of Khumbu, and Junbesi of Solu. The festival in Namche is the most interesting and popular one amongst them all. These dates may vary by one or more days as the Tengboche Rinpoche, abbot of Tengboche Monastery. We, Wilderness Excursion Pvt. Ltd operates Sherpa Culture Tour and treks in highly competitive package cost and develops itinerary per your interest.
Dumji Festival is Celebrated by the Sherpa people in Namche Bazar, at Tengboche, at Thame and Chiwong Monastery of Khumbu. The festival celebrates the birth of Guru Rinpoche on a lotus flower. It is a colorful and impressive event, organized by one families from the villages in the region.
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