Festivals of India  - An insight on Prominent Festivals of the Country

Festivals of India - An insight on Prominent Festivals of the Country

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Author: Nisha Malhotra
Rajiv Tiwari/
Publisher: Manoj Publications
Year: 2012
Language: English
Pages: 136
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788131010938


It is well known that no other county holds so many festivals of antiquity as does India. Each festival brings an episode of some remote past back to the memory. Owing to its religious and regional variations, India has a number of festivals.

There are said to be more number of festivals in India, than days in a year. The religious and national ones are celebrated with great gaiety. The cultural ones attract many great artists from all over India. Hardly a day passes without a festival taking place somewhere in India. They range from small one - day village or temple functions to weeklong art functions.


1. Gaesh Chaturthi
2. Lohri
3. Pongal
4. Makar Snakranti
5. Vasant Panchami
6. Maha Shivaratri
7. Holi
8. Durga Pooja
9. Baisakhi
10. Rath Yatra
11. Ram Navami
12. Nirjala Ekadashi
13. Janmashtami
14. Raksha Bandhan
15. Teej
16. Onam
17. Dussehra
18. Ahoi Ashtami
19. Karva Chauth
20. Diwali
21. Bhai Dooj
22. Guru Purab
23. Christmas
24. Eid
25. Akshaya Tritiya
26. Ajmer Urs
27. Ambedkar Jayanti
28. Bihu
29. Buddha Poornima
30. Cheti Chand
31. Chhath Pooja
32. Easter
33. Gangaur
34. Ganga Dussehra
35. Gandhi Jayanti
36. Good Friday
37. Gudi Padwa [Ugadi]
38. Guru Poornima
39. Hanuman Jayanti
40. Hola Mohalla
41. Independence Day
42. Kartik Poornima
43. Kumbh Mela
44. Mahabir Jayanti
45. Muharram
46. Nag Panchami
47. Navroze
48. Paryushan Parva
49. Republic Day
50. Sharad Poornima
51. Thaipusam
52. Vat Savitri


Children’s Day
Father’s Day
Goa Carnival
International Kite Festival
Mother’s Day
New Year
Teacher’s Day
Valentine’s Day