Besides the Sikkimese or the Sikkim people Naong, Chang and the Mon are the three tribes that occupied the state since the prehistoric times but were soon overtaken by the groups of people from the neighboring country called Lepcha who belonged to the family of Nagas, Lepcha among them migrated from Tibet, the Bhutias are the descendants of Buddhists from Tibet and lastly the Nepalese from Nepal or descendants of Hindus.
The people are more of Nepali ethnic in origin and the Lepchas who used to live in the central part speak tribal language ‘lepcha’ were the original occupants of the state before Bhutias and Nepalese. Bhutias who migrated from Tibet during the late 15th century occupied the northern part.
On any occasions the monks of the temple cover themselves with masks, ceremonial swords and sparkling jewels dance with the rhythm of drum and trumpeting of horns. The auspicious Saga Dawa festival is celebrated by the Sikkimese who follows the Mahayana form of Buddhism. On this very day processions arranged by monks that goes around the whole town of Gangtok reading and singing the Holy Scriptures and the people worship offering butter lamps by going to the monasteries. The intense nature of Kagyat dance is sprinkled with ccomicrelief provided by the jesters, the Sikkimese that is the Hindu-Nepali celebrates the Dasian in the months of September-October that symbolizes of good over evil. With that Losoong, Namsoong, Labab Duchen, Yuma- Sam- Manghim, Tendong-Iho-Rum-Fat, etc are also names of some festivals that are celebrated by the people of the State. The married women of the Bhutians tie a stripped piece of cloth around their waist which is known as Pangden that signifies their marital status.