Indian Fairs and Festivals


With the countless fairs and festivals through out the year, India is always alive with exuberant celebrations.

List of Festivals according to the month:

 

Festivals – January

FESTIVALS
Bikaner Camel Festival (Rajasthan) Float Festival (Madurai, Tamil Nadu)
Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid )(All over India) Kerala Village Fair (Kerala)
Lohri (Punjab) Makara Sankranti (Most of India)
Mammallapuram dance festival (Tamil Nadu) Modhera Dance Festival (Gujarat)
International Kite Festival (Gujarat) Pattadackal Dance Festival (Karnataka)
Pongal (Tamil Nadu) Thai Pusam (Tamil Nadu)
Thyagaraja Music Festival (Chennai ) Muharram (All over India)
Republic Day(All over India) International Yoga Festival (Pondicherry)

 

Festivals in Feburary:

FESTIVALS
Chidambaram Dance Festival (Tamil Nadu) Island Tourism Festival (Andaman & Nicobar)
Desert Festival (Rajasthan) Nagaur Festival (Rajasthan)
Goa Carnival (Goa) Surajkund Craft Mela (Delhi)
Nishagandhi Dance Festival (Kerala) Vasanth Panchami (North India)
Taj Mahotsav (Uttar Pradesh) Deccan Festival (Andhra Pradesh)
Float Festival (Madurai, Tamil Nadu) Thai Poosam (Tamil Nadu)
Brij Festival Alwar Festival
Mahashivaratri (All over India) Konark Dance Festival (Sun Temple )
Baneshwar Fair

 

Festivals in March:

FESTIVALS
Elephant Festival (Rajasthan) Ellora Festival (Maharashtra)
Gangaur (Rajasthan) Holi (All over India)
Khajuraho Dance Festival (Madhya Pradesh) Mahavir Jayanthi (All over India)
Ramnavami(All over India) Dangs Darbar Ahwa, Gujarat
Kheer Bhawani Festival (Kashmir) Holla Mohalla, Punjab
Shitala Ashtami Chetra Navratras
Bikarami Samvat Mewar Spring Festival (Rajasthan)
Phag Festival (Shimla)

 

Festivals in April:

FESTIVALS
Buddha Purnima (North India) Holla Mohalla, Punjab
Baisakhi (Punjab) Gudi Paduva or Ugadi (South India)
Vishu (Kerala) Thrissur Pooram (Kerala)
Bihu (Assam) Hanuman Jayanti
Sankat Mochan Music Festival Keladevi Fair
Easter (All over India) Bhakti Festival
Tamil New Year Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti
Shankara Jayanthi

 

Festivals in May:

FESTIVALS
International Flower Festival (Sikkim) Moatsu Festival (Nagaland)
Urs (Ajmer, Rajasthan) Feast at Edathua Church (Kerala)
Maharashtra Day Banganga Fair (Jaipur, Rajasthan)
May Day Buddha Purnima (North India)

 

Festivals in June:

FESTIVALS
Summer Festival Ganga Dussehra (Uttar Pradesh)

 

Festivals in July:

FESTIVALS
Rathyatra( Puri, Orissa) Bastille Day
Guru Purnima (All over India) Gustor Festival
Hemis Festival (Ladakh, Jammu&Kashmir) Mango Festival (Chandigarh)
Yuru Kabgyat Nag Panchami
Amarnath Yatra(Jammu Kashmir)

 

Festivals in August:

FESTIVALS
Raksha Bandhan (North India) Narali Purnima
Onam (Kerala) Tarnetar Fair  (Temple of Shiva, Gujarat)
Teej (Rajasthan, Chandigarh) Aranmula Boat Race (Kerala)
Krishna Janmashtami (All over India) Ganesh Chaturthi (South India)
Independence Day

 

Festivals in September:

FESTIVALS
Tarnetar Mela (Saurashtra, Gujarat) Neelemperur Padayani, Neelamperur
Gogaji Fair (Gogamedi, Rajasthan) Biswakarma Puja
Ramdeora Fair (Pokran,Jaisalmer, Rajasthan) Bhadra Purnima, Ambaji
Pitr-Paksha OR Mahalaya Amavasya (A.P) Delhi Book Fair, Pragati Maidan, Delhi
Qutub Festival

 

Festivals in October:

FESTIVALS
Id-ul-Fitter Or Ramzan (All over India) Gandhi Jayanthi
Durgapuja (West Bengal) Marwar Festival ( Jodhpur, Rajasthan)
Dussehra (All over India) Karwa Chauth (Uttar Pradesh)
Rajgir Dance Festival (Bihar) Ramlila, Uttar Pradesh
Maharaja Agrasen’s Jayanti, Haryana Ananya Festival, Purana Qila, Delhi
Kullu Dussehra, Himachal Pradesh Ayudha Puja, Uttar Pradesh
Navratri ( All over India)

 

Festivals in November:

FESTIVALS
Diwali (All over India) Sonepur Mela (Bihar)
Ka Pomblang Nongkrem (Meghalaya) Ganga Mahotsava, Varanasi (Benares)
Hampi Festival(Karnataka) Chandrabhaga Fair Jhalawad, Rajasthan
Lucknow Festival (Uttar Pradesh) Birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Sahib (Amritsar)
Pushkar Mela (Rajasthan) Kolayat OR Kapil Muni Fair (Bikaner, Rajasthan)
Guru Parab (Punjab) Ellora Ajanta Aurangabad Festival (Maharashtra)
Puppet Theatre Festival, Mumbai Nag Nathaiya, Varanasi (Benares)
Ayurved Jhansi Mahotsava, Jhansi 

 

Festivals in December:

FESTIVALS
Chennai Dance & music Festival (Chennai ) Hornbill Festival, Kohima
Christmas (All over India) Dadri Mela, Balia
Kurushetra Festival (Haryana) Sawai Gandharva Sangeet Mahotsav (Pune)
Kumbha Mela (Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh) Tansen Sangeeth Sammelan or Music festival
Other Festival (Chennai, Tamil Nadu) Buddha Mahotsava, Sarnath
Sharad Utsav, Prasad Nagar Lake, Delhi Sangat Music Festival, Mumbai
Galdan Namchot, Leh Shilpgram Art & Craft Festival (Udaipur, Rajasthan)
Visakha Utsav, Visakhapatnam Cochin Carnival (Kochi, Kerala)
Winter Festival, Mount Abu, Rajasthan



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