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Guru Gobind Singh's Birthday
Float Festival, Madurai, Tamil Nadu
Kerala Village Fair, Kovalam, Kerala
Lohri, Punjab, Delhi 
Makar Sankranti, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Bihar, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh
Mamallapuram Dance Festival, Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu
Modhera Dance Festival, Sun Temple Modhera, Gujarat
Nagaur Cattle Fair, Rajasthan 
National Kite Festival, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 
Pattadakkal Dance Festival, Karnataka
Pongal, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh
 
Republic Day 

January

  • Bikaner Festival, Rajasthan
  • Guru Gobind Singh's Birthday
  • Float Festival, Madurai, Tamil Nadu
  • Kerala Village Fair, Kovalam, Kerala
  • Lohri, Punjab, Delhi 
  • Makar Sankranti, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Bihar, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh
  • Mamallapuram Dance Festival, Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu
  • Modhera Dance Festival, Sun Temple Modhera, Gujarat
  • Nagaur Cattle Fair, Rajasthan 
  • National Kite Festival, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 
  • Pattadakkal Dance Festival, Karnataka
  • Pongal, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh Republic Day 

 


 

February

  • Khajuraho Dance Festival, Bundelkhand, Madhya Pradesh
  • Deccan Festival, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
  • Desert Festival, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
  • Eid-Milad-ul-Nabi 
  • Elephanta Festival, Mumbai
  • Goa Carnival, Goa
  • Mahashivratri
  • Nishagandhi Dance Festival, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 
  • Rose Festival, Chandigarh
  • Surajkund Crafts Mela, Haryana
  • Taj Mahotsav, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
  • Thai Pusam, Tamil Nadu
  • Garden Festival, Delhi
  • International Yoga Week, Rishikesh, Uttaranchal

 


 

March

  • Chapchar Kut, Mizoram
  • Elephant Festival, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • Gudi Padwa or Ugadi , Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka
  • Holi
  • Hoysala Mahotsava, Belur-Halebid, Karnataka
  • International Flower Festival, Sikkim
  • Mewar Festival, Udaipur, Rajasthan
  • Natyanjali Festival, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu
  • Ellora Festival, Maharashtra

April
  • Baisakhi, Punjab
  • Bihu, Assam
  • Good Friday & Easter
  • MahavirJayanthi 
  • Ramnavami
  • Vishu, Kerala
  • Budh Purnima
  • Pooram, Thrissur, Kerala

 


 

May

  • Ganga Dussehra, North India

 


 

June

  • Hemis Festival, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir
  • Rath Yatra, Orissa
  • Sindhu Darshan Festival, Leh, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir
  • Urs, Ajmer, Rajasthan

 


 

July

  • Ashadi Ekadashi , Pandharpur
  • International Mango Festival, Delhi
  • Champakkulam Boat Race, Kerala
  • Guru Purnima
  • Nag Panchami, West Bengal, Maharashtra and South India

August
  • Id-ul-Fittr 
  • Independence Day
  • Janmashtami
  • Nehru Trophy Boat Race, Kerala
  • Onam, Kerala
  • Raksha Bandhan, North India
  • Teej, Rajasthan and Chandigarh

 


 

September

  • Ganesh Chaturthi, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala
  • Tarnetar Mela, Saurasthra, Gujarat
  • Pune Festival, Maharashtra

 


 

October

  • Durga Puja, West Bengal
  • Dussehra 
  • Diwali
  • Id-ul-Zuha (Bakr-Id) 
  • Marwar Festival, Jodhpur, Rajasthan
  • Navaratri 
  • Rajgir Dance Festival, Bihar

 


 

November

  • Hampi Festival Karnataka
  • Ka Pomblang Nongkrem, Shillong, Meghalaya
  • Lucknow Festival , Uttar Pradesh
  • Muharram 
  • Pushkar Fair, Rajasthan
  • Sonepur Mela, Bihar
  • Guru Purab, Punjab

 


 

December

  • Kartik Ekadashi 
  • Konark Dance Festival, Orissa 
  • Chennai Dance & Music Festival , Tamil Nadu
  • Christmas 
  • Kurushetra Festival, Haryana
  • Island Tourism Festival - Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands
  • PoushMela in Shantiniketan, Bengal
  • GangaGangasagar Mela, Bengalsagar Mela, Bengal
  • Vishnupur Mela

 

India will amaze you. This has been said too often but not without a reason. Not only the geography and the demography but the varied culture of India is that amazes you. A virtual melting pot of the all the religions and their rituals, India is the kaleidoscope of the whole world when it comes to religion.

The Indian calendar is full of festivals starting form the birthdays of Deities, saints and prophets to celebration of various seasons and mythological stories. Some of the Festivals of south india are celebrated as national days. It is said that every third day in India is celebrated in some place or the other. south indian festivals, south indian festivals list.

The huge subcontinent has ancient civilization and is an inheritor to a rich and diverse cultural tradition. Festivals and Fairs play a definite role to add to the enchantment, and help exploring the rich 4000 year old culture of India.

 The Fairs and Festivals celebrated across the length and breadth of the land present a fascinating pageant and showcase the resplendence of its arts and crafts tradition. Some festivals of north india are of religious nature, others are linked with the lives of the people, change of seasons and harvesting. Each festival is unique in style and is characterized by colour, gaiety, enthusiasm, feasts and heterogeneity of prayers and rituals. And although each religion celebrates their own festivals, they also participate in the other north indian festivals with equal enthusiasm and fervour making the festivals typically Indian. Though the festivals carry a legend, a story, a reason behind them, it has come to light that most of these  festivals of east india also have some scientific reason attached to it. The night of Diwali is the new moon night and supposed to be the darkest nights of the year, this gives a reason to light innumerous lamps all around. The food that is supposed to be taken on the day of the festivity, is specifically suited for the time of the year.

 

India is a vast country with different demography hence every region and state have their own ways of celebrating their festivals. Some of them are celebrated in a common way while some are festivals of west india.