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

03 Jan
Chennai Dance Music Festival
  Start:  03/01/2017  -  End:  22/01/2017
   Venue:  Chennai Dance Music Festival Tamil Nadu , T.T. KRISHNAMACHARI AUDITORIUM , Chennai , India
Introduction: Chennai music and dance festival or Margazhi festival is a celebration of classical music and dance of South India held during mid December to mid January in the capital city of Chennai. The festival is held at a number of venues around the city by various ‘sabhas’ or organizations. Besides the auditoriums, well-known temple
23 Jan
Subhash Chandra Bose Birthday / Desh Prem Jayanti
  Start:  23/01/2017  -  End:  23/01/2017
   Venue:  Indian Festivals , India , , India
Subhash Chandra Bose Birthday Born: Born on 23rd of January in 1897 in the Cuttack, Orissa Division, Bengal Province, India Died: Died on 18th of August in the year 1945 Nationality: Indian Religion: Hinduism Education: University of Calcutta Famous for: Figure of Indian independence movement President of the Indian National Congress (in 1938) General of
24 Jan
Paush Purnima / Charta Festival
  Start:  24/01/2017  -  End:  24/01/2017
   Venue:  Paush Purnima / Charta Festival Chhattisgarh , , , India
Introduction: The Charta festival is observed as the harvest festival of state Chhattisgarh in India. The festival is mainly celebrated in the Koriya district of the state.The festival is celebrated on the full moon day or the purnima of the month of paush of the Hindu calendar. Time to Celebrate: The Charta festival celebrtaes in
25 Jan
Agni Utsav
  Start:  25/01/2017  -  End:  25/01/2017
   Venue:  Agni Utsav Orissa , , , India
Introduction: Agriculture is like their worship for farmers around India as it is the main source of their earning of living. Hence maximum numbers of festivals inside India comes from the village culture of country which is completely agriculture based. Similarly Agni Utsav is one of the major festivals which are particularly celebrated in Orissa
26 Jan
Republic Day
  Start:  26/01/2017  -  End:  26/01/2017
   Venue:   , , ,
Introduction: Republic Day is observed as national festival in all around the country and an important day for the constitution of India. It is the day when in 26th of January in 1950,the constitution was marked and enacted and from then the day is celebrated with great pride and enthusiasm throughout the nation. Time to
27 Jan
Lucknow Festival / Lucknow Mahotsava
  Start:  27/01/2017  -  End:  07/02/2017
   Venue:  Lucknow Mahotsava Uttar Pradesh , Regional Park, Sec-L, Aashiana , Lucknow , India
Introduction: Lucknow festival is mainly an amalgamation of culture, arts and crafts of the royal city Lucknow. The festival is held in between the months of November and December which showcases the living culture of Lucknow. Lucknow, who is the capital city of state Uttar Pradesh also, enjoys the rich tradition and elegance of Awadh
30 Jan
Martyrs Day
  Start:  30/01/2017  -  End:  30/01/2017
   Venue:   , , ,
Introduction: Martyrs Day is a tribute to those great martyrs of the country India, who has sacrificed their lives towards the nation in order to serve their country. It was also the same day when, the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi was felled with an assassination. All over the country, the two minutes silence

Upcoming Festival

  1. Rann Utsav

    1 November, 2016 @ 12:00 am - 20 February, 2017 @ 12:00 am UTC+5
  2. Chennai Dance Music Festival

    3 January @ 12:00 am - 22 January @ 12:00 am UTC+5
  3. Subhash Chandra Bose Birthday / Desh Prem Jayanti

    23 January @ 12:00 am UTC+5
  4. Paush Purnima / Charta Festival

    24 January @ 12:00 am UTC+5
  5. Agni Utsav

    25 January @ 12:00 am UTC+5