India is the land of different diversity which has many different cultures and shines with its rich Traditions and different fairs and vast varieties of Festival to celebrate. Tour of India cannot be completed without experience the colorful Culture and Tradition of India which can be easily be experienced by India Festivals. The Festivals in India are filled with joy and people enjoy it a lot. It is the time when people celebrate their life and cherish every moment.
The Festivals offers many different varieties of Cultural celebration. India is a very large country and has lots of diversity in it. There are different festivals and fairs which are celebrated from the Goa carnival festival to having a Desert Festival in Rajasthan to celebrating the Ganpati celebration in Maharashtra and celebrating Durga Puja in West Bengal. There is a lot which India offer with its vast diversity. Tourist comes to India to be part of Indian festival and experience the great culture and vast diversity.
There are many different festivals which are mainly famous in India like Diwali, Holi, Dussehra, Navaratri, Ganesh Chaturthi, Janmashtami and many more. So let’s be a part of the exciting festival in India.
Holi is the festival of color and it’s a very unique way to celebrate the festival. Holi is in the month of March. People all around India eagerly wait for the festival and the excitement Level are very high. People celebrate Holi with their family and friends which gives the feeling of togetherness among the people. Holi is mainly celebrated in the Northern parts of India. Holi Festival is one of the most popular festivals of India in which people from all around the world to come to witness the festival and be a part of it. Holi has been so popular that Western countries are adopting the concept of celebrating the festival of color.
Holi is celebrated for 2 days in India. On the First day, at the night the Holika Dahan is done. In which loge of wood is been light on fire to get rid of the evil and it shows the win of good over evil also. On the second day, the children and youth start holi celebration early morning because of the excitement. People, then put color on each other and splash water on each other. Children throw a water balloon on others. The madness is on the top at the time of Holi.
Holi Date – 21st March 2019
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Holi is mostly celebrated in the Northern parts of India. Holi is also celebrated in different Cultural and Traditional ways.
Holi in Vrindavan – In Mathura and Vrindavan Holi is celebrated in a very unique style which is also called “Lathmar Holi”. And also in Bhake Bihari temple in Vrindavan the Phoolo Wali (flower) Holi is been celebrated inside the temple.
Holi in Rajasthan- Holi in Rajasthan is where you can truly celebrate the traditional and cultural style of Holi. In Udaipur, you witness the Royal Holi celebration by the Royal family of Mewar. And in Jaipur, you can celebrate the traditional and cultural way.
Diwali is also one of the most exciting Festivals of India and known as Festival of light. It is one of the major Festival of India and people enjoys it a lot. People wear Traditional new clothes, make rangolis outside their houses, shop for different things, Light up the diya, Burn firecrackers decorates their house with lights and make some delicious food.
Everywhere the houses, markets, malls are decorated in the spirit of Diwali festival. The Diwali festival simplifies the victory of Dark over the evil. The candles are placed in every corner so that they can light up the darkness. Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, and Hindus also do some Rituals like doing Puja of Goddess Lakshmi which is known as the god of wealth and also God Ganesh which is known as the god of sagacity. This puja is done to bring prosperity in the coming years. Diwali celebration is continuous for five days.
Diwali Date- 27th October 2019
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Diwali in Jaipur- Diwali is highly been celebrated in Jaipur, Rajasthan. For the Five days of Diwali all the main streets, markets and the building are decorated with Lights and decoration materials. Best time to visit Jaipur mostly will be on Diwali where you can experience the traditional festivals and the high enthusiasm of the people.
Diwali in Delhi- At the time of Diwali people celebrate it with high excitement, a lot of people shop for certain things as there are lots of special offers at the time Diwali. People decorate their houses beautifully.
Dussehra is the Festival which is celebrated because it symbolizes the victory of good over evil. Dussehra is celebrated on the 9th day which is the last day of Navratri. In Dussehra festival, the statue of evil Ravan is burned which symbolized the victory good, which strengthens people to choose the path of good over evil. At night time the Dussehra is been celebrated.
Dussehra Date- 8th October 2019
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Dussehra in North India- It is generally for igniting the statue of Ravan, Meghanatha, and Kumbhakarna with fire. There is also the display of the story of Ramayan.
Dussehra in South India- In South India people celebrate Dussehra by decorating their toys and Dolls for that day. This is known as Gombe Habba in South India. Earlier Dussehra was celebrated by Rich and well to do people but not it is celebrated by everyone.
Navaratri is celebrated two times in India.One in April and other in October. It is celebrated to worship the Goddess Durga. Many people do fast(does eat) on that day. The Statues of Goddess Durga is kept in a pandal(tents) and the Pandal is decorated in the most amazing way possible. It is intensely celebrated in April in West Bengal.
The Navratri celebration in October continuous for 5 days and at the end of the 5th day, Dussehra is celebrated. Navratri is celebrated hugely in the Northern States of India like Gujrat and Rajasthan in October. In Navratri people dance Garba form at night with there traditional dresses with lots of excitement.
Navratri Date- 29th September 2019
7th October 2019
Travelers traveling to India especially on any Festival will enjoy its huge Culture and Tradition and can experience a lot.