Losoong is the Sikkimese New Year and is celebrated each year in the month of December. It is also that time of the year when the farmers celebrate their harvest. Although Losoong Festival is a traditional celebration of the Bhutia tribe, the Lepchas also celebrate it with equal vigour and zeal. Dances are performed (Cham Dance and Black Hat Dance) at the monasteries and the people drink the locally brewed wine called Chaang. Archery competition is also organized to further enhance the festival spirit.