Festival of India

Festival of India

India is a secular country hence the country celebrates an array of Festivals making its culture richer and even more colorful. Given below is a list of festivals celebrated in a date wise order.

CATTLE FAIR
January/February
Rajasthan
Trading of animals PONGAL
January 13-14
Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu
Marking change of season

INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL
January 13-15
Gujarat
Flying kites of varied colours

INTERNATIONAL YOGA FESTIVAL
February 1-7
Gujarat
Demostration & experience of yoga

SURAJKUND MELA
February 1-15
Haryana
Display art & craft GANGAUR
February 12-15
Rajasthan
Dedicated to Goddess Parvati

DESERT FESTIVAL
February 17-19
Rajasthan
Camel races & dances TAJ MAHOTSAV
February 18-27
Uttar Pradesh
Dance & food festival in Agra

CARNIVAL
Feb-Mar
Goa
Fruiting of cashew & mango ELLORA FESTIVAL
March
Maharashtra
Classical dances & music

HOLI
March
North India
Festival of colors

KHAJURAHO DANCE FESTIVAL
March
Madhya Pradesh
Classical dances

BAISAKHI
April
North India
Celebration of harvest POORAM
May 11
Kerala
Festival with a famous elephant
march

RATH YATRA
June/July
Orrisa
Carrying images of deities in chariots

HEMIS FESTIVAL
July 11-12
Ladakh
Age old plays permormed by dancers

INT'L MANGOFESTIVAL
July
Uttar Pradesh
Best mangoes are exhibited & sold

GANESH CHATURTHI
September
Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu
Dedicated to Lord Ganesh

ONAM
September 9-15
Kerala
Famous for snake boat races

DURGA PUJA
September/October
West Bengal
Nine days celebrating Goddess Shakti

DUSSEHRA
September/October
Nationwide
Celebrating Lord Rama

DIWALI
October/November
Nationwide
Festival of lights in Lord Rama's honor 

SONIPUR FAIR
November
Bihar
Cattle fair

SHEKHAVATI FESTIVAL
December
Rajasthan
Colorful festival

KONARK FESTIVAL
December 1-5
Orrisa
Classical dances in konark

FEAST OF ST. FRANCIS XAVIER
December 3
Goa
Preserved remains of Francis are
displayed

CHRISTMAS
December 25
Nationwide
Celebrating birth of Jesus Christ

 

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