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:
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.