Fairs & Festivals

India is a kingdom of sub continental magnitude. It is an ancient civilisation. The fairs and festivals of India provided colour and exuberance to life. The Fairs and Festivals eminent to the land present a gorgeous spectacle and platform. The word festival means buffet day, festive carnival. When the term festivals was considered only thing to be brought in mind are holidays and sweets that meant for lots of fun.

Diwali :
Diwali, commemorates the arrival of Lord Rama and Sita from exile, is the well-liked festival of Indians. It is also entitled as the festival of lights. It usually falls between 15th October and 15th November. In night it is celebrated by lighting lamps, diyas, visiting relatives, feasting and displaying firecrackers.

Dushhara :
It symbols the victory of good over iniquity, a festival celebrated by the Hindus. On Dushhara, model of Ravana (evil) is burnt at many places and hope for humanity and courtesy universally.

Holi :
This is celebrated by all people, a festival of colours. It denotes the opening of summer season.
Ramzan Id : For Muslims, it is the most significant festival. A month long fasting and prayers is chased by Ramzan Id.

Christmas :
On the birth of Jesus Christ on 25th December every year, Christmas is celebrated by Christians all over the country and the world. Varieties of gifts as Santa Claus, gifts, cakes, cookies, and the beautifully decorated Christmas tree with a midnight mass depict the beginning of Christmas.

Easter :
It’s usually falls in the month of March or April, another important festival for Christians. 40 days fast is followed by Good Friday and Easter. On this day Jesus Christ rose from the dead and ascended into heaven.

Kumbh Mela :
This is measured to be one of the most significant religious events in India. The beginning of the festival lie in the ancient faith in the divergence between the gods and the devils over the ownership of the “Amrit Kumbh”, a pitcher filled with nectar. This fair is celebrated at four places – Haridwar, Allahabad, Nasik and Ujjain.

Pongal :
This is four day festival of the Tamil Nadu. It literally means “boiling over”. The four day festival consists of Bhogi-Pongal, Surya-Pongal, Mattu-Pongal and Kanya-pongal. All quarters demonstrate their collection of dolls for three days.

Parsi New Year :
It is one of the most important days for the Parsian community. It is the beginning of a New Year packed with delight and opulence.

15th August :
It is celebrated by all Indians because on this day in the year 1947, India received independence from the British rule in India.

26th January :
It is the festival celebrated by all Indians as the Republic Day of India. In the year 1950, the constitution of India is enforced. The Rajasthani’s likes joyous celebrations, music, dance and festivals, which makes it one of the most colourful deserts in the world. We have all sorts of fair and festivals like animal fairs, religious fairs and there are fairs to scratch the changing seasons. Other than the customary fairs some established festivals includes elephants, camel races, dance and music. Here are some important festivals and month of their celebration:

  • Nagaur Fair, Nagaur (January-February)
  • Kite Festival (14 Jan. of every year)
  • Desert Festival, Jaisalmer (January-February)
  • Baneshwar Festival (January-February)
  • Gangaur Festival, Jaipur (March-April)
  • Mewar Festival, Udaipur (March-April)
  • Elephant Festival, Jaipur (March-April)
  • Urs Ajmer Sharif, Ajmer (According to Luner Calender)
  • Summer Festival, Mount Abu (June)
  • Teej Festival, Jaipur (July-August)
  • Marwar Festival, Jodhpur (October)
  • Pushkar Fair, Ajmer (November)
  • Camel Festival, Bikaner (January)

Some other festivals that are celebrated happily all over the country are Onam, Baisakhi, Mahavir Jayanti, Buddha Jayanti, Guru Purnima, Raksha Bandhan, Taj-utsav, Krishna Janmashtami, Nag-panchmi, Benalu, Teej, Rath yatra, Cheti chand, Ram-navmi, Ganguar, Shiv ratri, Gandhi Jayanti, Children’s day, Makar Sankranti, Ganesh Chaturthi and many more festivals. Festivals bring joy and happiness in our lives. We can stretch the message of joy, happiness, brotherhood and humanity among one another through the festivals.

A festival devoted to Goddess Parvat
i, the consort of Lord Shiva. Ishar & Gangaur are the divine male and female ho embody marital love. Dedicated to goddess Gauri (Parvati), the festival commences on Holi/ Young girls pray for rooms of their choice while married women seek a long life for their husbands. The ladies decorate their hands and feet by drawing designs with Mehendi (Myrtle Jaste).

The Elephant Festival
is an inimitable event held annually in Jaipur. Groomed flawlessly, rows of elephants do a catwalk before an enthralled audience liked best fashion models to make this festival an amazing one. The elephants move with poise in pageant, run races, play the regal game of polo, and finally participate in the spring festival of Holi. It is festival time with elephants typically celebrated one day before the Holi, Indian festival of colours.