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Home >> Holidays In India >> Fair Festivals in India

Fair Festival Holidays

Fair and festival holidays of India is very popular all over the world because India is a land of world’s oldest civilization with a myriad of fairs and festivals of all religions, communities and tribes, in rhythm with the cycle of the seasons, with sowings and harvesting. Indians are celebrating their fair and festival holidays with processions, prayers, new attires, dance, music etc. that attract the even the tourists coincide their trip to India with the popular Indian fairs and festivals. Some of the important fair and festival holidays of India are festival holidays of Dusshera, festival holidays of Ganesh Chaturthi, festival holidays of Eid-ul-Fitr and Bakra Eid, festival holidays of Christmas and Easter, festival holidays of Diwali, Holi, Raksha Bandhan and Onam. Besides these, there are other fairs and festivals holidays like, Pongal, Baisakhi, Buddha Jayanti, Kumbh Mela, Nagaur Fair, Gangasagar Mela, Urs Ajmer Sharif, Pushkar Fair etc.
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The festivals of India can broadly be themed upon the rituals of the Indian religions celebrated by the people respectively. However, there are many festivals which are celebrated on the basis of Indian regional ethos, local traditions, seasonal and social festivities. This is not storming to believe the fact that India is famous in the world for its being the country of gods, goddesses, saints, gurus, prophets, fakirs and sanayasi. All these festivals of India are knows for their unique character mixed up of colour, gaiety, celebrations, feasts and a variety of prayers and rituals. There is not even a single day in which India does not celebrate one kind or another kind of fairs and festivals. That is why the land of India is sarcastically described as "A Land of Festivals". Since India is a multi-religious and multi-lingual country, it is but natural to find fetes of all major religions in the world being celebrated in India. Thus, the famous festivals celebrated exclusively by the Hindu community and other communities of India in general are the festival of Holi, Dusshera, Janmashtmi, Hanuman Jayanti, Ganesh Chaturthi, Shivratri, Diwali etc. The famous festivals which are celebrated by the Muslim community of India are Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-zoha, Muharram, Shab-e-Barat etc. The famous festivals of Christians celebrated across the Indian subcontinent are Christmas, Easter, Good Friday Goa Carnival etc. Famous Sikh festivals of India are Gurunanak Jayanti, Holla Mohalla etc. The famous Jain festivals of India are Mahavir Jayanti, Deep Diwali etc. The Buddhist community of India celebrated the festivals of Buddha Purnima, Losar while the Parsi celebrated the festivals of Jamshed Navroz, Khordad Sal and Jewish celebrated the festivals of Feast of Passover and Purim. Besides these religious festivals of India, there are numerous other fairs and festivals that are based on the streams of secular or non-religious festivals like the harvest festivals, Raksha Bandhan, Karwa Chauth, cultural festivals, national festivals, regional festivals and local festivals of India. Besides these festivals of India, the famous Indian fairs are Rajasthan Pushkar Fair, Kumbh Mela at Prayag (Allahabad) and Haridwar in Uttar Pradesh, Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, Nasik in Maharashtra, Bihar Sonepur Fair, and Dadri Cattle Fair in Uttar Pradesh which attracted the tourist from almost all parts of the world.

The state wise with detail description of fairs and festivals of India are given below:

Bangle Festival
Ganesh Chaturthi
Lumbini Festival
Rayalaseema Food and Dance Festival
Visaka Utsav

Ambubachi Mela
Bihu Festival
Brahmaputra Beach Festival
Tea Festival

Chhath Festival
Chotonagar Adivasi Mela
Makar Sakranti Mela
Pataliputra Mahotsava
Rajgir Dance & Food Festival
Sonepur Mela

Sukhna Lake, the Mysterious Beauty of Nature
Rock Garden Rocks
Rose Garden, the Heaven of Flowers

International Citrus Festival
International Kite Festival
Garden Festival
International Mango Festival
International Sea Food Festival
Nishagandi dance Festival
Boat Race, Onam Celebrations
Great Elephant March
International Kite Festival
Somnath Festival (Rann of Kutch)
Tarnetra Festival
Kurukshetra Festival
Surajkund Craft Mela
Kangra Valley/Tea Festival
Shimla Summer Festival
Kullu-Dussehra Festival
Coorg Festival
Hoysala Mahotsava
Vijayanagar-Hampi Festival
Elephanta Festival
Ganesh/Pune Festival
Chapcharkut Featival Kut Festivals
Nongren Dance Festival Autumn Festival Rajrani Festival, Bhubneswar
Beach Festival, Konark Dance Festivals
Fete de Pondicherry/Yoga Festivals Desert Festival, Jaisalmer
Marwar Festival, Pushkar Fair
Jhalawar Festival
Mahabalipuram Dance Festival
Ooty Summer Festival
Tea & Tourism Festival, Coonoor
Taj Mahotsava, Agra
Avadh Festival, Lucknow
Akbar Festival, Fatehpur Sikri
Darjeeling Tea Festival
Vishnupur Festival
Calcutta/Shantiniketan Festival
Hemis Festival
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