Festivals in India

India is a land of multiple religions where diverse culture and traditions are responsible of various festivals and celebrations around the year. India is best known around the globe for its unique diversified cultural spirit which can be seen during the festival days. Although there are many common festivals which are celebrated in the whole country as National holidays but there are twenty eight states and seven union territories in the country which have their own kind of traditions and customs according to the regions also. These regions have their specific local festivals depending on the relevant religions and linguistic demographics.

Chilling winter, melodies of carols and sweetness of cake welcomes the twelfth month of the year, December. December is the last month of Gregorian calendar and ninth in Roman calendar. The month is the onset of winters. It is also considered as a holy month because the month saw the birth of Jesus. The month hosts a couple of more occasions for celebrations; opening with World Aids Day on its first day to raise awareness about the deadly disease called AIDS. It is then followed by Bikaner Camel Festival, Charta Festival , Chumpha Festival, Ice Skating Festival, and Christmas to name a few. New Year’s Eve is celebrated on the last day of the year, i.e. 31st December. This is the day for saying good bye to the old year and welcoming the New Year with a party, raising toasts of champagne, and exchanging good wishes for a ‘Happy New Year‘. According to the Hindu calendar December covers the months of Pausha and Margashirsh. The period of 1 month from 15th December to 13th December is called Mal Mas in which any auspicious work is prohibited in Hindu religion.
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Events this month

12 Oct
Koratty Muthy Festival
  Start:  12/10/2017  -  End:  30/10/2017
   Venue:  Koratty Muthy Festival Koratty, Thrissur , St. Mary's Forane Church , Koratty, Thrissur , India
Introduction: Koratty Muthy is basically a fiesta dedicated to Virgin Mary who is locoally known as Koratty Muthy. The festival is most important in St. Mary’s churches and attended by thousands of devotees. The celebration is held in the village Koratty of Thrissur district. Koratty Muthy’s (St Mary’s) Forane church at Koratty is one of
24 Oct
Guru Har Rai Punya Divas Jayanti
  Start:  24/10/2017  -  End:  24/10/2017
   Venue:  Indian Festivals , India , , India
Guru Har Rai 16 January 1630 – 6 October 1661) was the seventh of the Sikh Gurus. He became Guru on 8 March 1644 following the footsteps of his grandfather. Just before his death at age 31, Guru Har Rai Sahib passed the Guru Gaddi to his younger son, the five year old Guru Har
24 Oct
United Nations Day (U.N. Day)
  Start:  24/10/2017  -  End:  24/10/2017
   Venue:  Indian Festivals , India , , India
United Nations Day is devoted to making known to peoples of the world the aims and achievements of the United Nations Organization. United Nations Day is part of United Nations Week, which runs from 20 to 26 October. In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly declared 24 October, the anniversary of the Charter of the
25 Oct
Dala Chhath Puja
  Start:  25/10/2017  -  End:  28/10/2017
   Venue:  Indian Festivals , India , , India
Introduction: Chhath or Dala Chhath is one of the most famous Hindu festivals of India particular in Bihar and Jharkhand. Chhath festival begins on the sixth day of the Hindu lunar month of Kartik which falls a week after Diwali and continues for four days. The Dala chhath is dedicated to the Sun God, to
25 Oct
Phool Walon Ki Sair Fair
  Start:  25/10/2017  -  End:  03/11/2017
   Venue:  Phool Walon Ki Sair Fair , Indian Oil Bhawan , Janpath , India
Phool Walon Ki Sair Fair: Introduction: Phool Walon Ki Sair Fair is a unique kind of festival which takes place in Delhi and is an age old tradition continued from 16th century.The highlight of the event is the Flower Seller’s Procession,carrying decorated floral fans towards the shrine of the 13th century Sufi saint, Khwaja Utb-ud-din
26 Oct
Bateshwar Fair
  Start:  26/10/2017  -  End:  08/11/2017
   Venue:  Bateshwar Fair Uttar Pradesh , Bateshwar Temples , Bateshwar , India
Introduction:   The Bateshwar Fair is a famous Lord Mahadev festival in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The organizing venue is a Bateshwar city which is 70 km away from Agra. The Bateshwar is a sacred place which has 108 temples of Hindu deities. The grand fair is very popular among the people due to
26 Oct
Durga Ashtami Festival
  Start:  26/10/2017  -  End:  26/10/2017
   Venue:  Indian Festivals , India , , India
Introduction: Durga Ashtami is a major festival among Hindus of India which is celebrated with prime dignity, supreme devotion and joy. Though it is celebrated almost all over the country but in West Bengal it has an important significance. Bengalis worshipped Goddess Durga which is a form of deity Shakti. Because by name Durga Ashtami
27 Oct
Godachi Fair
  Start:  27/10/2017  -  End:  27/10/2017
   Venue:  Godachi Fair Karnataka , Godachi , Ramdurg, Belgaum , India
The Godachi fair is a significant fair held in the month of Kartik. Godachi is a village in Ramdurg Taluk. This fair is held in respect of Shri Veerabhadra and it is managed by government. History of Godachi Fair Veerbhadra was formed by Lord Shiva to terminate Daksha’s Yagna. The principality of Ramdurg was a
27 Oct
Rajgir Dance Festival Bihar
  Start:  27/10/2017  -  End:  29/10/2017
   Venue:  Rajgir Mahotsav Bihar , Quila Maidan , Rajgir, Nalanda , India
Introduction: Rajgir Dance Festival is the regional celebrations of three days that held every year in Rajgir district in state Bihar.The festival hosts different performances by eminent artists from music and dance who comes from each corners of India.It is representing the rich Indian culture with ethnicity in glorious showcases. Time to Celebrate: Rajgir Dance
28 Oct
Dhanvantari Trayodashi / Dhantrayodashi / Dhanteras
  Start:  28/10/2017  -  End:  28/10/2017
   Venue:  Indian Festivals , India , , India
Dhanvantari Trayodashi / Dhantrayodashi / Dhanteras   Dhanvantari is an avatar of Vishnu in Hinduism. He appears in the Vedas and Puranas as the physician of the gods (devas), and the god of Ayurveda. It is common practice in Hinduism for worshipers to pray to Dhanvantari seeking his blessings for sound health for themselves and/or
28 Oct
Pushkar Fair
  Start:  28/10/2017  -  End:  04/11/2017
   Venue:   , , ,
Introduction: Pushkar fair is most famous for its camel fair that is the largest held camel fair of the world.The fair continues for five consecutive days that are the days of celebration and activities specially for the villagers from far and near places and for the foreign tourists who specially flock to the place to
29 Oct
Jagaddhatri Puja
  Start:  29/10/2017  -  End:  29/10/2017
   Venue:  Indian Festivals , India , , India
Introduction : Jagadhatri Pooja is widely celebrated in the Indian state of West Bengal which signifies the worshipping of manifestation of Goddess Durga. The main centre of the pooja celebration is Chandannagar area in the state, approx at 30 Km of distance from the capital, Kolkata which is the place from where the pooja ritual
29 Oct
Kali Puja Festival
  Start:  29/10/2017  -  End:  29/10/2017
   Venue:  Indian Festivals , India , , India
Introduction : Bengal is famous for its rich cultural diversity and the famous Goddess Kali Puja, which is performed with great spirit and belief. The pooja is observed after the two weeks of Diwali Festival which started from the midnight of new moon day in the Kartik month. Goddess Kali is to be worshipped as
30 Oct
Phulaich Fair
  Start:  30/10/2017  -  End:  02/11/2017
   Venue:  Phulaich Fair , , Kinnaur , India
Introduction: The Pulaich Fair is the regional festival of state Himachal Pradesh that takes place in the Kinnaur District.The festival attracts many tourists during the event from far flung areas as this is the occasion when the beautiful region of hilly Kinnaur came into most vibrant showcases with traditional events and activities. Time to Celebrate:
31 Oct
Shamlaji Fair
  Start:  31/10/2017  -  End:  04/11/2017
   Venue:  Shamlaji Fair gujarat , Shamlaji temple , Sabarkantha , India
Introduction: Shamlaji Fair is among the major festivals of state Gujarat which continues for four weeks on the Gujarat and Rajasthan state border. The fair is religious fiesta for the people of both the state who come from different parts of the states.It takes place in Shamlaji in the Sabarkantha district. Time to Celebrate: Shamlaji
31 Oct
Dev Uthani Ekadashi Festival
  Start:  31/10/2017  -  End:  31/10/2017
   Venue:  Indian Festivals , India , , India
Introduction: Dev Uthani Ekadashi is a sacred date in Hindu festivals calendar. The Ekadashi date denotes the starting of all auspicious ceremonies which has been ceased before the ekadashi period for 4 months as Lord Vishnu goes into sleep and the succeeding period is banned for prosperous work. Time to Celebrate: The Dev Uthani Ekadashi
31 Oct
Indira Gandhi Death Anniversary
  Start:  31/10/2017  -  End:  31/10/2017
   Venue:  Indian Festivals , India , , India
Indira Gandhi, the 3rd Prime Minister of India, was assassinated at 09:20 on 31 October 1984, at her Safdarjung Road, New Delhi residence. She was killed by two of her bodyguards, Satwant Singh and Beant Singh, in the aftermath of Operation Blue Star, the Indian Army’s June 1984 assault on the Golden Temple in Amritsar