When is Surajkund Craft Mela?

When is Surajkund Craft Mela?

The Surajkund Crafts Mela is held every year from 1st February to 15th February in Surajkund, Faridabad, Haryana. First time it was held in year 1981. Surajkund Crafts Mela is for displaying folk arts and crafts from all over the nation. Suraj Kund Handicrafts Fair is a unique opportunity for the talented artists, weavers, painters, sculptors and craftsmen from different regions of India, to display their skill. The whole preparation of the fair is done, keeping a particular state in mind. Every year a new state is chosen as the theme and the entire decoration is changed accordingly. Handicrafts of some of the states showcased at the Surajkund Crafts Mela are:

  • Banjara and Bunni embroidery of Gujarat
  • Phulkari embroidery of Punjab
  • Lace and crochet from Goa
  • Sandalwood and rosewood carving of South India
  • Kantha work of West Bengal and North Eastern states
  • Chikan work of Lucknow
  • Chikri woodcraft of Kashmir

The festival is highlighted by the special Natyashala folk dances and musical evenings, organized at the open-air theatre.

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