Important Events and Festivals of India
Following are the list of famous festivals which is celebrated in India. This is an important topic for competitive exams which aspirants should be aware of.
- Bihu, usually held in the month of April is the famous festival of Assam.
- Brahmotsavam, usually held in the month of Sept-October is the famous festival of Andhra Pradesh. It is a nine day annual celebration at the Lord Venkateswara Temple in Tirupati.
- Bastar Dussehra is the famous festival of Chhattisgarh. Bastar Dussehra is longest celebrated Dussehra in world which span around 75 days starting from August to October
- Baisakhi,celebrated on 13th or 14th April, is the famous festival of Haryana. It is the Harvest festival of Rabi crops in Punjab and Haryana.
- Chhath Puja, usually held in the month of October-November is the famous festival of Bihar. Chhath Puja is dedicated to Sun and his wife Usha in order to thank them for bestowing life on the Earth and requesting them to granting certain wishes.
- Carnival is held in the month of February and is very famous in Goa. The most tourist attractive & three day fun filled festival in Goa
- Gudi Padwa,celebrated on 6th April is the famous festival of Maharashtra. It is Maratha new year festival.
- Hornbill is the famous festival of Nagaland. To encourage inter-tribal interaction and to promote cultural heritage of state, Nagaland Govt organizes this festival in the last week of December every year.
- Kut Festival is a leading festival of Manipur. It does not restrict to any religion, It is celebrated by Kuki-chin tribes of Manipur in the month of November.
- Losar Festival is the famous festival of Arunachal Pradesh .It is a Tibetian New year which is usually held in the month January-February for a span of 3 days
- Nukahai, also called as Nabanna Festival is the famous festival of Orissa. Nuakahai is, the harvesting festival held in the month of August-September
- Makara Sankranthi,celebrated in the month of January is famous festival of Andhra Pradesh and some parts of South India. It marks first day of sun transit to the Makara (Capricorn).
- Onam is the famous festival of Kerala and usually falls in the month of September.It is usually celebrated by Malayali people.
- Pongal, celebrated in the month of January is the famous festival of Tamil Nadu. Pongal corresponds the last date of Tamil Calendar
- Lohri is the famous festival of Punjab. This festival is celebrated by the Punjabis and Sikhs on 13th or 14th January. It is dedicated to God Sun.
- Raja Praba celebrated in the month of June is the famous festival of Odisha. The festival of harvest is celebrated over the span of 3 days. First day is called Pahili Raja, second day is called Raja sankanthi and the third day is called Basi Raja
- Saga Dawa is the famous festival of Sikkim and it usually falls in the month of May-June. It is the magnificent carnival of Sikkim which exhibits rare and elegant richness of culture of the Sikkim.
- Tusu festival which occurs in January is the famous harvest festival of Jharkand.
- Telangana Bonalu usually celebrated in the month of July-August is the famous festival of Telangana. Bonalu is an annual festival of Telangana and is also celebrated in the twin cities Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
- Telangana Batukamma is a nine day floral festival of Telangana State which usually starts from the first day of Navaratri and continues till the last day Durgasthami. It is celebrated in the month of September-October.
- Pushkar Fair is organised in the month of November. It is usually held from starting of karthikam to last day of Karthikam (Pournami).It showcases all kind of Livestock in city called Pushkar in Desert Dtate, Rajasthan
- Uttarayan, the Kite Festival of Gujarat is celebrated on 14th January every year.
- Hemis Festival in Ladakh is celebrated annually on the 10th day of the Tse-Chu, Lunar month of the Tibetan Calendar.
- Konark Festival, a famous dance festival of Odisha is celebrated every year in the month of December in backdrop of the Sun temple in Konark.
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