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

20 Aug
Shri Rani Sati Puja
  Start:  20/08/2017  -  End:  20/08/2017
   Venue:  Shri Rani Sati Puja , Shri Rani Sati mandir , Jhunjhunu , India
Sati (also spelled suttee) is an obsolete Hindu funeral custom where a widow immolated herself on her husband’s pyre, or committed suicide in another fashion shortly after her husband’s death Sati (Sanskrit: सती / satī) is derived from the name of the goddess Sati, who self-immolated because she was unable to bear her father Daksha’s
24 Aug
Hartalika Teej Festival
  Start:  24/08/2017  -  End:  24/08/2017
   Venue:   , , ,
Introduction: Hartalika Teej is held every year in the month of Shravan and  the festival signifies the importance of rain as well as for the married women and unmarried girls as they observed the day auspicious and worhip the day for seeking good fortune for their partners. The Hartalika Teej festival is primarily celebrated in
24 Aug
Novidade Festival
  Start:  24/08/2017  -  End:  24/08/2017
   Venue:  Novidade Festival , , , India
The Novidade festival of Goa, celebrated by both Christians and Hindus alike, marks the beginning of the harvest season. On this day, farmers offer a portion of the first rice crop to the church of Goa. During the festival, a large procession is taken out from the field to the church with the priest carrying

Upcoming Festival

 
  1. Kanathoor Nalvar Festival

    25 March, 2017 @ 12:00 am - 1 January, 2018 @ 12:00 am UTC+5
  2. Shri Rani Sati Puja

    20 August @ 12:00 am UTC+0
  3. Hartalika Teej Festival

    24 August @ 12:00 am UTC+5
  4. Novidade Festival

    24 August @ 12:00 am UTC+0
  5. Id-ul-Zuha (Bakr-Id) Festival

    1 September @ 12:00 am UTC+5