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

01 Dec
Mati Puja
  Start:  01/12/2017  -  End:  01/12/2018
   Venue:  Indian Festivals , India , , India
Mati Puja or the worship of the earth is a festival of crucial importance in the State of Chhatisgarh. The significance lies in the fact that the principal occupation of people here is agriculture. Surhul is also a festival dedicated to the Mother Earth. But, it does not have anything to do with the harvest.
15 Dec
Lumbini Festival
  Start:  15/12/2017  -  End:  17/12/2017
   Venue:  Lumbini Festival Andhra Pradesh , Nagarjuna Sagar , Hyderabad , India
Introduction: The Lumbini is the three days festival of Buddhism religion which is celebrated in the Nagarjunasagara in Hyderabad in state Andhra Pradesh every year. The festival derived its name from the place Lumbini, which is the birth place of Gautam Buddha, the supreme inventor of the religion Buddhism. The festival is observed as one
16 Dec
Gwalior Trade Fair
  Start:  16/12/2017  -  End:  15/01/2018
   Venue:  Gwalior Trade Fair , Race Course Road , Gwalior ,
Introduction: Gwalior Trade Fair is the multifacet cultural fiesta of historical city Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh. It is the biggest and most colorful festival of not only the city but also in the whole North India. Basically it was a trade fair with the other big activities like shopping, seminars, cultural activities, cattle fair and
18 Dec
Chrysanthemums Show Chandigarh
  Start:  18/12/2017  -  End:  18/12/2017
   Venue:  Chrysanthemums Show , , , India
Introduction: The Chrysanthemums show is a famous flower show of city Chandigarh. The event takes place in sector 33 of the city with a great excitement and gathering of a flower lovers. In the show visitor can find the unique and rare species of flowers particularly of the Chrysanthemums. Time to Celebrate: Chrysanthemums Show is
20 Dec
Pawl Kut Festival
  Start:  20/12/2017  -  End:  20/12/2017
   Venue:  Pawl Kut Festival Mizoram , , , India
Introduction: Pawl Kut is an occasion of dancing,singing and merry making for the people of Mizoram.The festival is celebrated to commemorate the harvest season which is a part of thanksgiving ceremony to God.The festival is continues for two days which are days of feasting and  rejoices. Time to Celebrate: Pawl Kut is held for two
21 Dec
Mamallapuram Festival
  Start:  21/12/2017  -  End:  21/01/2018
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21 Dec
Mamallapuram Dance Festival
  Start:  21/12/2017  -  End:  21/12/2017
   Venue:  Mamallapuram Dance Festival Tamil Nadu , , Mamallapuram , India
Mamallapuram, once the ancient port of Pallavas and world famous for its shore temple is situated 58km south of Chennai. It is famous for its monolithic rock sculptures, cave and stone temples. The combination of old 7th and 8th century Pallava carvings, temples and wonderful beaches make the place a beautiful tourist destination. Tamil Nadu
22 Dec
Dr. Ram Gopalacharya Jayanti
  Start:  22/12/2017  -  End:  22/12/2017
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Dr. Ram Gopalacharya Jayanti
22 Dec
ICE Skating Festival Shimla
  Start:  22/12/2017  -  End:  22/12/2017
   Venue:  ICE Skating Festival Himachal Pradesh , , , India
Introduction: Ice Skating in India is mainly fulfilled by the land of Himachal Pradesh which is a remarkable skating zone for adventurous people. Most of the Himalayan regions remains covered with the sheets of snow during winters and tourists can enjoy the pleasure of splashing the ice with ice skating. From December to February the
23 Dec
Ch. Charan Singh Jayanti (Kisan Diwas)
  Start:  23/12/2017  -  End:  23/12/2017
   Venue:  Indian Festivals , India , , India
23 December: Kisan Diwas Kisan Diwas was observed across the country on 23 December 2013 to celebrate the birthday of Chaudhary Charan Singh. About Chaudhary Charan Singh Chaudhary Charan Singh (23 Dec 1902 – 29 May 1987) was the fifth Prime Minister of India. He served as the Prime Minister from 28 July 1979 to
23 Dec
Poush Mela
  Start:  23/12/2017  -  End:  23/12/2017
   Venue:  Poush Mela West Bengal , Santiniketan , Birbhum , India
Introduction: Poush Mela is a grand regional fair that held every year in the state of West Bengal.The center of the fair is organised at Shantiniketan, the famous place of Rabindra Nath Tagore and showcases the quintessential Bengali culture. Time to Celebrate: Poush Mela is held in between the 7th & 9th day of Poush
25 Dec
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti
  Start:  25/12/2017  -  End:  25/12/2017
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Introduction: Guru Gobind Singh Jyanti is the sacred and largely worshipped festival of Sikh community which was celebrated with great festivity. Guru Gobind Singh was the tenth Guru of Sikh religion and the festival is observed to honor the Gur and celebrate his birth date. He was born on 22nd December 1666, in city Patna
25 Dec
Christmas Day
  Start:  25/12/2017  -  End:  25/12/2017
   Venue:  Indian Festivals , India , , India
Introduction: Christmas Day is celebrated on 25th of December every year around the world. The day is to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ, the central figure of Christianity. A world wide holiday is declared for the celebrations and the celebration led to the 10 days carnival which ends on 1st January the new day
25 Dec
Christmas Festival
  Start:  25/12/2017  -  End:  25/12/2017
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25 Dec
Kanathoor Nalvar Festival
  Start:  25/12/2017  -  End:  01/01/2018
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Introduction : Kerala is a land of deep cultural traditions from the beginning. The people of Kerala have their unique style of making and celebrating any kind of festivals. These various diversions make them able to celebrate different festivals in their different formats. The famous Kanathoor Nalvar is the same kind of fiesta which is
26 Dec
Tarpa Festival
  Start:  26/12/2017  -  End:  31/12/2017
   Venue:  Tarpa Festival Dadra and Nagar Haveli , , Silvassa , India
Introduction: Tarpa festival is the regional tribal festival of Dadra and Nagar Haveli which is celebrated with lots of fervor and grandeur in the region.It is primarily portrays the rich tribal culture and tradition of the region.Tribal community like Koli,Kokna and Varli are the main participants in the show. Time to Celebrate: The Tarpa festival
28 Dec
Pinjore Heritage Festival
  Start:  28/12/2017  -  End:  29/12/2017
   Venue:  Pinjore Heritage Festival CHANDIGARH , Pinjore Gardens , Ambala-Shimla Highway, Pinjore , India
Introduction: Pinjore Heritage festival is a procession of celebration of an age old tradition of place Pinjore in Haryana. The event is the much awaited cultural celebration that represents the enriched treasure of historical significance of Mughal period.The local people of the region takes participation in the event in order to make them resemble with
29 Dec
Winter Festival Mount Abu
  Start:  29/12/2017  -  End:  30/12/2017
   Venue:  Winter Festival Mount Abu , , Mount Abu , India
Introduction: Winter festival is the prime opportunity for those visitors who want to spend their vacations in the best hilly picturesque locations with the plethora of cultural activities. It is held every year in Mount Abu and continues for three days. The festival is commemoration towards the culture and traditions of state Rajasthan. Time to
29 Dec
Kalbadevi Yatra and Festival
  Start:  29/12/2017  -  End:  29/12/2017
   Venue:  Kalbadevi Yatra and Festival , Kalbadevi Temple , Mumbai , India
Kalbadevi Yatra and Festival Kalbadevi Yatra and Festival is held annually to the Kalbadevi temple in Mumbai. It is annually held on Margashirsh Amavasya day as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Maharashtra. Kalbadevi Yatra 2016 date is December 29. Goddess Kalbadevi is also known as Mumbadevi and is believed that she was the residing
31 Dec
New Year Eve
  Start:  31/12/2017  -  End:  31/12/2017
   Venue:  Indian Festivals , India , , India
New Year’s Eve in India New Year’s Eve is one of the largest global celebrations because it marks the last day of the year in the Gregorian calendar, December 31, before the New Year. Count down to the New Year no matter where you are in the world. New Year’s Eve is a day of