ndia is a land of festivals and fairs. The entire land reverberates with enthusiasm and vivacity where a multitude of fairs, festivals and other colorful events have become the part of its culture.

Every festival has some or the other traditional or religious importance. Every day of the year there is a festival celebrated in some part of the country. Some festivals welcome the seasons of the year, the harvest, the rains, or the full moon. Others celebrate religious occasions, the birthdays of divine beings, Saints, and gurus (the revered teachers), or the advent of the New Year. A number of these festivals are common to most parts of India; however, they may be called by different names in the various parts of the country or may be celebrated in a different fashion. All of these are celebrated in a unique style with traditional gaiety and fervour to invoke divine blessings as well as for the sheer joy of living. A celebration of life at its best.

Festivals in India are determined by the Solar & Lunar positions & they may fall in a different month as specified here. Please
click here to know the exact date/month of these festivals along with the details, as to how these are celebrated.
 

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January

Festival

Date/Month

Region

New Year's Day

January 01

All over India

Shilpgram Crafts Mela

January 01-15

Udaipur, Rajasthan

The Great Elephant March

January

Kerala

Brahmputra Darshan Festival

January

Arunanchal Pradesh

Mini Kumbh

January 14 - March

Allahabad (UP)

Lohri, Bhogi

January 13

North India, South India

Makar Sankranti

January 14

All over India

Pongal

January 14

Tamil Nadu

International Kite Festival

January 14

Ahmedabad

Float Festival

January

Madurai, Tamil Nadu

Bikaner Festival

January 24-25

Bikaner, Rajasthan

Republic Day

January 26

Delhi and state capitals

Vasant Panchami

January

North India and West Bengal

Calcutta Festival

January

Kolkata, West Bengal

Pattadakal Dance Festival

January

Pattadakkal, Karnataka

Kerala Village Fair

January

Kovalam, Kerala

Thai Pusam

January

Tamilnadu

Mamallapuram Dance Festival

January

Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu

Dance Festival

January

Modehra Sun Temple, Gujarat

Feast Of The Three Kings

January

Panaji, Goa

Banganga Festival

January

Mumbai

February

Festival

Date/Month

Region

Surajkund Crafts Mela

February

Surajkund, Haryana

Ganga Water Rally

February 06- 08

Allahabad (UP)

Nagaur Fair

February 15-18

Nagaur (Rajasthan)

Id-ul-Zuha

February

All over India

Brij Festival

February 02- 04

Bharatpur (Rajasthan)

International Yoga Week

February 22-28

Allahabad

International Yoga Week

February 22-28

Varanasi

Desert Festival

February 21-23

Jaisalmer (Rajasthan)

Alwar Festival

February 11-13

Alwar (Rajasthan)

Maha Shivratri

February

All over India

Taj Mahotsav

February 18-27

Agra (UP)

Baneshwar Fair

February 19-23

Baneshwar (Dungarpur)

Elephanta Festival

February

Mumbai (Maharastra)

Deccan Festival

February

Hyderabad

Muharram

February 27

All over India

Goa Carnival

February

Goa

Garden Festival

February

Delhi

Chapchar Kut

February

Mizoram

Rose Festival

February

Chandigarh

Island Tourism Festival

February

Port Blair

Khajuraho Dance Festival

February

Khajuraho

Triveni Mahotsava

February

Allahabad (UP)

Jhansi Festival

February

Jhansi (UP)

Kutch Mahotsava

February

Kutch, Gujarat

Bhavnath Mahadev Fair

February

Junagarh, Gujarat

Rana Utsav

February

Kutch, Gujarat

March

Festival

Date/Month

Region

Natyanjali Festival

March

Chidambaram, Tamilnadu

Dhrupad Mela

March 06- 08

Varanasi (UP)

Elephant Festival

March 25

Jaipur

Hoysala Mahotsava

March

Belur-Halebid

Ellora Festival

March

Aurangabad, Maharastra

Dhulendi (Festival of Colours)

March

All over India

Jamshed-E-Navroz

March

Gujarat

Holi/ Dola Yatra

March

North India, West Bengal

Nauchandi Mela

March 27- April 27

Meerut (UP)

Chitra Vichitra Fair

March

Sabarkantha, Gujarat

Lathmar Holi

March 29

Mathura (UP)

Gudi Padava/ Ugadi/ Cheti Chand

March

Maharastra, A.P., Karnataka

April

Festival

Date/Month

Region

Shitala Ashtami

April 01

Chaksu (Jaipur)

Mahavir Jayanti

April

All over India

Mewar Festival

April 06

Udaipur

Good Friday

April

All over India

Easter

April

All over India

Kela Devi Fair

April 11-12

Karauli (Rajasthan)

Gangaur

April 11-12

Rajasthan

Baisakhi/ Meshadi

April

Panjab

Ram Navami

April 18

All over India

Mahaveerji Fair

April 18- 24

Mahaveerji (Rajasthan)

Sankat Mochan Music Festival

April 28- May 02

Varanasi

Tamil New Year's Day

April

Tamilnadu

Bohag Bihu

April

Aasam

Vishu

April

Kerala

May

Festival

Date/Month

Region

International Flower Festival

May

Gangtok, Sikkim

Pooram

May

Thrissur, Kerala

Meenakshi Kalyanam

May

Madurai, Tamilnadu

Milad-ul-Nabi

May

All over India

Buddha Purnima

May

North India

Summer Festival

May 21- 23

Mt. Abu (Rajasthan)

Ganga Dushera

May 29

Uttar Pradesh

June

Festival

Date/Month

Region

Summer Festival

1st week of June

Major hill stations

Urs Ajmer Sharif

June

Ajmer (Rajasthan)

July

Festival

Date/Month

Region

Rath Yatra

July

Puri, Orissa

International Mango Festival

July

Delhi

Hemis Festival

July

Leh, Ladakh

Guru Purnima

July

All over India

August

Festival

Date/Month

Region

Indepedence Day

August 15

All over India

Teej

August 08- 09

Jaipur

Nag Panchami

August

All over India

Kajli Teej

August 20- 21

Bundi (Rajasthan)

Gogamedi Fair

August 19- September 18

Gogamedi, Ganganagar

Nehru Trophy Boat Race

August

Kerala

Amarnath Yatra

August

Jammu & Kashmir

Janmasthami

August 27

All over India

Raksha Bandhan

August

North India

September

Festival

Date/Month

Region

Ladakh Festival

September

Ladakh

Tarnetar Mela

September

Tarnetar, Saurastra (Gujarat)

Onam

September

Kerala

Ram Deora Fair

September 12- 13

Pokaran (Jaisalmer)

Biswakarma Puja

September

All over India

Ganesh/ Vinayak Chaturthi

September

Maharastra, Tamilnadu, A.P., Karnataka

Ram Leela

Sep. 27- Oct. 26

North India

Ram Baraat

September 28

Agra, UP

Jewish New Year's Day

September

All over India

Foolwalon ki Sair

September

New Delhi

Shab-e-Barat

September

All over India

October

Festival

Date/Month

Region

Gandhi Jayanti

October 02

All over India

Navaratri

October 15-22

All over India

Bateshwar Mela (Cattle Fair)

October 15-28

Agra, UP

Durga Puja/ Ayudha Puja

October 22

Bengal, North India

Dushera

October 23

All over India

Buddha Mahotsava

October 23-27

Sarnath, Varanasi

Kumaon Mahotsava

October

Udamsingh Nagar, Uttranchal

Garhwal Mahotsava

October

Gopeshwar, Uttranchal

Kojagri Lakshmi Puja or Sharad Purnima

October 27

North India

Kapil Muni Fair

October

Kolayat, Bikaner

Marwar Festival

October 16- 17

Jodhpur

Karva Chauth

October 31

All over India

November

Festival

Date/Month

Region

Ayurveda Week

Novembar

Jhansi, MP

Jagadhatri Puja

November

Bengal

Tansen Festival

November

Gwalior, MP

Ganga Mahotsava

November

Varanasi

Kalidas Festival

November

Nagpur, Maharastra

Kali Puja

November 12

W.Bengal

Diwali (Festival of Lights)

November 12

All over India

Goverdhan Puja

November 13

North India

Bhai Duj

November 14

All over India

Id-ul-Fitr

November 15

All over India

Sonepur Mela (Cattle Fair)

November

Sonepur, Bihar

Chhat

November 18

Bihar

Pushkar Mela (Cattle Fair)

November 19-28

Pushkar, Rajasthan

Guru Parab

November 26

North India

Kartik Purnima Dev Deepawali

November 26

Varanasi

Hampi Festival

November

Hampi, Karnataka

Chandrabhaga Fair

Nov. 22- Dec. 02

Jhalawar, Rajasthan

Qutab Festival

November

Delhi

Shamlaji Mela

November

Shamlaji, Gujarat

Vautha Mela

November

Vautha, Gujarat

Lucknow Mahotsava

Nov. 25- Dec. 05

Lucknow, UP

December

Festival

Date/Month

Region

Vishnupur Festival

December

Vishnupur, W.Bengal

Buddha Mahotsava

December 03- 06

Sarnath, Varanasi

Konark Dance Festival

December

Konark, Orissa

Feast of St. Francis Xavier

December

Goa

Ka Pomblang Nongkrem

December

Shillong, Meghalaya

Christmas

December 25

All over India

 

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