India is an amalgamation of diverse culture and religions. There are celebrations for every religion and every region which can be seen in the form of fairs and festivals. The fairs and festivals of India display the rich culture and ancient tradition. Celebrated with great joy and enthusiasm, the festivals are the prime magnetism of the country.
Colourful Fairs and Festivals in India India is a land of different culture, religion, heritage and community. There are many festivals celebrated in India throughout the year. Being a significant part of life, festivals in India are celebrated with great enthusiasm, joy and devotion. You can find here the celebration of festivals in every nook and corner of India by diverse communities. In India, every religion has something to celebrate. The festivals reflect the life-style of the people. Vibrant colours, music, dance and festivity make India come alive throughout the year. Some of the popular fairs and festivals of India include: Diwali It is the most popular festival, celebrated in India. Deepawali means array of lamps. This festival is also called 'the festival of light'. On this festival, all the places are decorated with illuminating lamps that create a beautiful scene. The burning firecrackers, jubilant people and decorated houses make the atmosphere delighted. Eid-ul-Fitr Eid-ul-Fitr is among the well-known festivals in India which is celebrated by Muslims. End of Ramadan month marks the beginning of this festival. This day is also referred as a 'Festival of Breaking of the Fast'. Even after an arduous fasting of Ramadan, people make merry with great enthusiasm. They put on new clothes, prepare sweet dishes and visit their relatives. Pushkar Fair Known as world's largest camel fair, Pushkar fair is an occasion for people to gather and enjoy a break from the drudgery routine of life. Hindu pilgrims come for a holy dip in the sacred pushkar lake. It is believed that taking a dip in this holy lake means washing away the sins for lifetime. Onam Festival It is the harvest festival of Kerala. This festival falls during the month of August and September. During this festival, you can catch the glimpses of Kerala culture and tradition. This festival lasts for ten days and comes up with Kaikottikali dance, Snake boat race and ambrosial Onasadya. Kumbh Mela This fair holds great importance among the people as it occurs after every twelve years. The largest religious gathering in the world can be seen in this fair. Thousands of people take a dip in the holy Ganga Water. This festival reflects the immense faith of people and ancient living traditions of India. Goa Carnival This is the funkiest festival of India which is celebrated in Goa. It is a three day festival, mainly celebrated by Christians. This festival is celebrated in the month of February. Preparations for the carnival start well in advance. Along with the cultural shows, you can also enjoy music, dance, songs and excitement. Indian festivals are celebrated throughout the year with great zest. Many tourists visit India during the festive season to make the most of their time. There are numerous festivals in India that make people jubilant in festivity.
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