Himachal has got some of the most picturesque fairs and religious festivals in India. Festivities in Himachal take a head start with Lohri or Maghi festival, when people, young as well as old, volunteer to sing folk songs and dance by the side of the bonfire at night. Halda festival in Lahaul is quite a private celebration celebrated between the people of the valley. Basant Panchami marks the onset of spring season and one can catch its most joyous moments at Hamirpur and Kangra. Holi , the festival of colours is celebrated throughout Himachal especially in Palampur and Sujanpur where it is celebrated exuberantly. Devotees flock in large numbers for a holy dip in the sacred waters at various places on the occasion of Baisakhi. The biggest attraction of the state is the Kullu Dussehra, an internationally acclaimed celebration with prevailing spirit.