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"India is a land of myriad festivals, in rhythm with the cycle of the seasons, with sowings and harvesting. The fairs and festivals of India lend color and gaiety to life and Indian calendar is marked by plethora of such big and small occasions."
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Festivals In India

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The festive celebration of India is woven with the fibers of a galore of traditions, culture, heritage and rituals storing each region's fragrance in it. The fairs and festivals of India are nothing but the outburst of this multi-fragrant basket in different times at different corners of the country. Diverse religious faiths and geographical variance have lead to the celebration of a number of festivals round the year with equal enthusiasm. Some festivals are of religious nature while others are celebrated to mark the change of season or harvesting. People come alive with much ardor and elan in the festive time which is reflected from the colourful vibrancy of the fairs and festivals. Dance, music, dazzling attires are the integral part of these festive seasons, as we can not think of Pushkar Fair without the folk dance performance or Dandia Dance without the colourful traditional Gujarati outfits. Goa Carnival, Alleppey Boat Race, Bihu Festival, Puri Rath Yatra are some of the festivals which reflect the diversity of land and is celebrated by the common people with joy and vibrancy, whereas some festivals such as Diwali, Raksha Bandhan, Dussehra, Eid, etc. are celebrated in all parts of the country with same energy and exuberance.

January

Makar Sankranti, Lohri, Pongal, Thai Pusam, Float Festival, National Kite Festival, Kerala Village Fair, Bikaner Camel Festival , Pattadakal Dance Festival, ld-ul-Fittr, Vasant Panchami

February

Mahashivratri, Desert Festival, Goa Carnival, Nagaur Fair, International Yoga Week

March

Holi, Gangaur, Jamshed-e-Navroz, Ramnavami, Id-ul-Zuha, Elephant Festival, Hoysala Mahotsava, Ellora Festival, Khajuraho Dance Festival

April

Good Friday, Baisakhi, Easter, Mahavir Jayanti, Gudi Padva or Ugadi, Pooram, Muharram, Mewar Festival, Buddha Purnima

May

Urs

June

Ganga Dussehra, Hemis Festival

July

Rathyatra, Guru Purnima

August

Janmashtami, Ganesh Chaturthi, Onam, Nag Panchami, Rakshabandhan

September

Tarnetar Mela, Boat Races

October

Navratri, Durga Puja, Dussehra, Marwar Festival

November

Sharad Purnima, Diwali, Guru Purab, Ka Pomblang Nongrem, Sonepur Fair, Pushkar Fair, Hampi Festival

December

Christmas, Konark Dance Festival

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