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indian fairs & festivals

Ritco ToursIn India almost every day has some religious significance. From Sunday to Saturday, every day is associated to some God or Goddess. Every state has its own festival. Some festivals are celebrated throughout India and some are limited to a particular state or region. Most of the festivals are based on harvesting. Diverse culture and lifestyle has given birth to more festivals than any other country. Nonetheless, Indians are known to celebrate all the festivals with great fun fare and importance.Festivals in India are determined by the Solar & Lunar positions & they may fall in a different month as specified here.

The National Festivals are -
Republic Day - 26th January
Independence Day - 15th August
Gandhi Jayanti (the Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi) - 2nd October.

Other Festivals with Religious and Cultural Significance are -
January - February : Thai pusam (Tamil Nadu), Float festival( Tamil Nadu), Pattadackal Dance (Karnataka), Makara Sankranti (South India), Lohri (Punjab), Pongal (Tamil Nadu), National Kite Festival (Gujarat), Kerala village fair, Id-Ul-Fitter (All over India), Mammallapuram dance festival (Tamil Nadu), Bikaner Festival ( Rajasthan) Modhera dance festival (Gujarat)

February - March : Nagaur Fair (Rajasthan), Vasanth Panchami (North India), Surajkund Craft Mela (Near Delhi), Desert Festival (Rajasthan), Elephanta Festival (Maharashtra), Deccan Festival (Andhra Pradesh), Goa Carnival (Goa), Taj Mahotsav (UP), Island Tourism Festival (Andaman & nicobar islands) Chidambaram dance festival (Tamilnadu), Nishagandhi dance festival (Kerala), Khajuraho dance festival ( Madhya Pradesh)

Ritco ToursMarch - April : Holi ( North india), Gangaur (Rajasthan), Ramnavami (All over India), Khajuraho Dance festival (MP), Mahavir Jayanthi (All over India), Elephant Festival ( Rajasthan), Ellora Festival (Maharashtra), Shivratri (All over India)

April - May : Buddha Purnima (North India), Bihu (Assam), Gudi Paduva or Ugadi (South India), Baisakhi (Punjab), Mewar Festival ( Rajasthan), Pooram (Kerala), Vishu (Kerala)

May - June : Urs (Rajsthan), International Flower Festival ( Sikkim)

June - July : Hemis Festival (Ladakh), Ganga Dussehra(UP)

July - August : Rathyatra (Orissa), Id-Ul-Zuha (Bakrid) (All over India) , Guru purnima (All over India)

August - September : Raksha Bandhan (North India), Janmashtami (All Over India) , Onam (Kerala), Teej (Rajasthan), Amarnath Yatra (Jammu&Kashmir)

September - October : Tarnetar Mela (Saurashtra) , Ganesh Chaturthi (South India)

Ritco ToursOctober - November : Navaratri (All over India), Dussehra (All over India), Muharam (All over India), Diwali (All over India), Durgapuja (Bengal), Rajgir dance festival ( Bihar)

November - December : Ka Pomblang Nongkerm (Meghalaya), Lucknow festival (UP), Sonepurmela (Bihar) , Pushkar Mela (Rajasthan), Hampi festival (Karnataka), Guru Parab (North India)

December : Konark Dance Festival (Orissa), Kurushetra Festival (Haryana), Chennai dance & music festival (Tamil Nadu), Kumbha Mela (Uttar Pradesh), Other Festival (Chennai) Christmas (All over India)

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