India is a country of festivals. People of different religions and caste sects reside in our country. Festivals of India highlight the greatness of its culture. Today man is very busy. Spending time to earn a living is his helplessness. In this run, he forgets that he is a human being, not a machine. He needs rest, entertainment, and change. In such a situation, new festivals prove to be a boon for him. Festivals bring pleasant changes in life and bring new consciousness and energy to them.
Festivals in India – List of Festivals & Events in India
With the advancement of science, humans have reached the moon. The festivals add to his intellectual development as well as his emotional development. Festivals of India are helpful in developing moral qualities like compassion, kindness, hospitality, mutual love, and goodwill and benevolence.
Celebrating the festival together by different castes, languages, provinces, and different sects revive feelings of mutual harmony and affection. Our festivals are mostly celebrated according to the seasonal cycle. All the festivals provide the masses with happiness, gaiety, and enthusiasm.
The festival of ‘Raksha Bandhan’ deepens the relationship between the siblings and the brother promises to protect the sister throughout her life.
Vijayadashami symbolizes good over evil. In ‘Deepawali’, with the lamps, new light is awakened in our life too. Eid, Muharram of Muslim brothers, Baisakhi of Sikhs, Lohri, Christmas of Christians all bring newness and happiness in the society. He removes the dullness of human life and motivates people to perform charity like Dakshina etc.
National festivals like Independence Day, Republic Day, Gandhi Jayanti, etc. are celebrated all over the country on the same day every year, which awakens the spirit of national love and also strengthens mutual unity. These festivals are the pride of our Indian culture. Our festivals are our identity. Therefore, we should celebrate these together with purity and gentleness.
8 Most Important and Must-Visit Festivals in India
These are the most popular and important festivals in India:-
- Diwali – 14th November (Saturday)
- Makar Sankranti – 15th January (Wednesday)
- Holi – 10th March ( Tuesday)
- Ganeshotsav – 22nd August (Saturday)
- Navratri and Mahalaya – 17th to 25th October (Monday)
- Lohri – 13th January (Monday)
- Pongal – 15th January to 18th January (Wednesday)
- Janmashtami – 12th August (Wednesday)
|January||10th January to 11th January||Hampi Festival||Friday|
|January||15th January||Makar Sakranti||Wednesday|
|January||Begins on 15th January and ends on 18th January||Pongal||Wednesday|
|January||Begins on 15th January and ends on 21 February||Kumbh Mela||Wednesday|
|January||26th January||Republic Day||Sunday|
|January||29th January||Basant Panchami||Wednesday|
|February||21st February||Maha Shivratri||Friday|
|February||Begins on 22nd February and ends on 25th February||Carnival in Goa||Saturday|
|February||Begins on 24th February and ends on 26th February||Losar||Monday|
|March||Begins on 9th March and ends on 10th March||Holi||Monday and Tuesday|
|March||Begins on 25th March and ends on 2nd April||Vasant Chaitra Navaratri||Wednesday|
|March||25th March||Gudi Padwa||Wednesday|
|March||Begins on 27th March and ends on 29th March||Mewar||Friday|
|April||6th April||Mahavir Jayanti||Monday|
|April||Begins on 14th April and ends on 20th April||Bihu||Tuesday|
|May||3rd May||Thrissur Pooram||Sunday|
|May||7th May||Buddha Jayanti||Thursday|
|May||23rd May||Eid Ul Fitr||Saturday|
|June||23rd June||Ratha Yatra Orissa||Tuesday|
|July||23rd July||Teej Festival||Thursday|
|August||15th August||Independence Day||Saturday|
|August||Begins on 22nd August and ends on 2nd September||Onam||Saturday|
|August||22nd August||Ganesh Chaturthi||Saturday|
|October||Begins on 17th October and ends on 25th October||Navratri||Monday|
|October||Begins on 22nd October and ends on 26th October||Durga Puja||Monday|
|November||15th November||Govardhan Puja||Sunday|
|November||Begins on 22nd November and ends on 30th October||Camel Festival||Sunday|
|November||25th November||Chhath Puja||Friday|
|December||Begins on 1st December and ends on 10th December||Hornbill Festival||Tuesday|
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