Who does not want to be in a place where you can enjoy and share an unforgettable moment? In India there are not only museums, temples and churches that are over 400 years old, but there are also periods of the year with multiple activities to celebrate. Here we present you 6 Most Popular Festivals in India where you can enjoy and share with your friends. A unique experience.
Holi (Colour) festival in March
Also known as the Festival of Colors or Festival of Love, it is one of the most famous festivals in India. This festival is celebrated throughout the country, especially in north part of India as Delhi, Uttarpradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Madhyapradesh & Maharastra. For the Indians, Holi is the celebration of good, when they forgive each other, they talk about love. On the eve of Holi after sunset, bonfires are lit in various parts of the cities and people go around these bonfires to sing, dance, share the moment with their loved ones. On the day of the festival, everyone is on the street with their bodies painted, full of colors, something so wonderful and spectacular. You will be able to see the joy on the faces of the citizens.
In the month of June, the Indians celebrate the change of climate, of the season because it is already summer. This festival takes place on Mount Abu in Rajasthan and lasts for three days. During these 3 days, there is music, traditional dances, shows and food.
This wonderful festival is held in October and November for 5 days. Also like Holi, the Indians in this festival celebrate the victory of good over evil. It is called the Festival of Lights because everyone lights a candle or puts a lamp in the city, these millions of candles and small lamps that fill the city give it a magical atmosphere. It is one of the most important festivals for the Indians and the way it is celebrated is very special, with lights, dances, and family visits to each other. Something wonderful and full of joy. Every day in the Diwali Festival period is important for an Indian. Wealth is celebrated that is in honour of Lakshmi who is the goddess of fortune, beauty and abundance according to Hinduism. People buy valuables for their homes, etc. Gifts are given to family members, friends and neighbours.
The biggest festival of the year in the state of Kerala is the Onam festival, which takes place in Kerala between August and September. This festival is held in honour of the arrival of the mythical King Mahabali for days. Tourism week is also celebrated at this time of the Onam festival because millions of tourists come from any part of the world to participate, and attend this festival. During this festival, you will see many super cute and impressive flower rugs, exquisite banquets, music and snake boat regattas.
Kumbh Mela Festival
This festival is very special for the Hindu and is celebrated every 3 years and is held alternately in the cities of Priyagraj, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nasik, one in each mentioned city. During this celebration, the Hindus and the people who come to participate in this festival make the largest pilgrimage in the world. Every 12 years they celebrate the closing of the Maha Kumbh Mela, always in the city of Praiag, where the faithful bathe in the sacred waters as a sign of clearing their karma for their next reincarnation. Something important is that the date of the Kumbh Mela may vary depending on the lunar calendar and the city in which it is held. Here are the months normally in which this festival is celebrated in each place where the celebration is held.
Haridwar: Between February and April
India Republic Day Festival
Republic Day is the biggest celebration in India and is also the most famous worldwide. On this day, the Indians make military parades, put on traditional music, do typical dances of all ethnic groups and, of course, very colourful decorations and costumes. It is a festival full of emotion, joy and spectacular activities. For this festival, in this period of the year, thousands and thousands of Indians and foreigners go to New Delhi to enjoy this incredible show that reflects respect for all the ethnic groups that live there.
In addition to these festivals, there are other important festivals in India such as Hemis which is celebrated June-July (2 days) in the Ladakh region. The Independence Day Festival is celebrated on August 15 throughout the country, but the biggest celebrations are held in Delhi.
Did you know that only in India there is an atmosphere where you can really enter the dimension of colour, textures, sounds, aromas, and flavours and be part of them?
Only in India at the Holi festival, you can see a mixture of colours, paint yourself and walk on the street with powder paints like a living picture. How cool isn’t it?
Indian food is extremely good and with a lot of seasoning, taste and spiciness.
On Diwali nights everyone after dinner goes out into the streets to set off firecrackers and fireworks.
Do you also know that every year there is a camel fair in India? Yes, and it is celebrated in Pushkar, in the Rajasthan area. It is the largest camel fair in the world. More than 80,000 camels are brought to the Rajasthan desert for a week. In the celebrations the camels are dressed, they parade before the assistants and there are jockey races. It is the perfect occasion for the locals to buy and sell camels. The fair is centuries old.
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