Indian Festivals

Indian Festivals are celebrated by varied cultures and through their special rituals add to the colours of Indian Heritage. Some festivals welcome the seasons of the year, the harvest, the rains, or the full moon. Others celebrate religious occasions, the birthdays of saints and gurus (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 various parts of the country or may be celebrated in a different fashion.

Ooty / Mount Abu – Summer Festival

Ooty / Mount Abu – Summer Festival — Cultural programs, adventure sports, boat races, flower and fruit shows add to the splendor of the festival. Mount Abu The Summer Festival is held every year in the month of Aashadh (June). The steep rocks, tranquil lakes, picturesque locations and the pleasant climate of Mount Abu make it an ideal location for …

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Ching Ming

Ching Ming is a Chinese rite marking the beginning of spring that is focused on ancestor worship. On this day, people visit gravesites and make offerings to the souls of their deceased relatives. In English, we call it a Ching Ming Festival, Grave-Sweeping Day, Clear and Bright Festival. Ching Ming is held on the 106th day after winter solstice, and …

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Lucknow Festival

Lucknow Festival — This festival is celebrated between 25th November and 5th December in Lucknow, the capital city of U.P. It captures the undying elegance and splendours of ancient city Awadh, now known as Lucknow. This festival celebrates Lucknow’s living culture, which provides an insight into the old, cultured, atmosphere of the city. Colourful processions, traditional dramas, Kathak dances in the …

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Natyanjali Festival

Natyanjali Festival — The ancient Nataraja temple of Chidambaram pays special tribute to Lord Nataraja – the dancing Shiva. The temple has carved pillars depicting Lord Nataraja in 108 poses of Bharathanatyam classical dance in the eastern tower. The Natyanjali festival dedicated to Lord Shiva is celebrated every year for five days in the temple premises. It begins on the auspicious …

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Pattadakkal Dance Festival

Pattadakkal Dance Festival is celebrated every year in Pattadakkal and the venues are inevitably the temples of Pattadakkal. Fairs and Festivals forms an integral part of the living heritage of Karnataka. Festivals here is marked by enthusiasm, gaiety, color, adherence to traditions and culture. The diversity of the state is well manifested in these fairs and festivals of Karnataka. Pattadakkal …

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Kolkata Festival

Kolkata Festival — The festival of Calcutta is full of fun and frolic; the festival attracts the local crowd, as well as people from neighboring districts. It is held every year in the centrally located maidan area of the city of Calcutta. Ethnic food stalls displaying Bengali cuisine and cultural events make this a lively occasion. There is lot of amusement …

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Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival — There are few sites more spectacular than a fleet of boats decorated to look like dragons racing to the finish line, paddlers moving their oars in one fluid motion while the drummer thumps out a steady rhythm. Once practically unknown outside the Chinese community, today you’ll find enthusiastic crowds cheering on racers participating in dragon boat festivals …

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Chinese New Year Calendar

Chinese New Year Calendar 2013 = Since traditional Chinese holidays like the Moon Festival are based on the Chinese lunisolar calendar, the date on the western (Gregorian) calendar changes from one year to the next. This Chinese new year calendar provides dates and descriptions of significant traditional holidays and festivals in 2013, the Year of the Snake, which begins on …

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26 जनवरी – गणतंत्र दिवस

26 जनवरी – गणतंत्र दिवस, मातृभुमि के सम्मान एवं उसकी आजादी के लिये असंख्य वीरों ने अपने जीवन की आहूति दी थी। देशभक्तों की गाथाओं से भारतीय इतिहास के पृष्ठ भरे हुए हैं। देशप्रेम की भावना से ओत-प्रोत हजारों की संख्या में भारत माता के वीर सपूतों ने, भारत को स्वतंत्रता दिलाने में अपना सर्वस्य न्योछावर कर दिया था। ऐसे …

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