Jauljibi and Thal Fair
Jauljibi Fair is held every year in November at Jauljibi, the confluence ofthe rivers Kali and Gori, which is a meeting place of three different cultures - the Shauka, the Nepali and the Kumaoni.
This gateway to Johar, Darma, Chaudans and Byans was at one time, considered to be the central place between Tibet and the Tarai regions. Though this fair is primarily a commercial one, it is also culturally important.
During the fair, people come even from Nepal to sell horses, ghee and other goods and take back fod products like grains and jaggery etc from India.
A similar fair is also held at Thal on Vaishakh Sankranti (14 April) and it attracts a large number of Shaukas. With the closure of the Indo - Tibet trade these fairs have lost their former importance.
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