India is a country of unity in diversity. This could be understood by the celebration of many Festivals in India by different communities in the country, which showcases the culture, tradition, etc.
The main objective behind the celebration of many festivals is to spread peace, happiness, and harmony among different communities. There are two types of festivals celebrated in India:
Indians celebrate their beliefs, culture, and tradition as festivals. Each festival has its own distinctive characteristics. Festivals in India have been celebrated season-wise and state-wise.
The main reason for celebrating these festivals is to spread happiness and strengthen the bond between friends and family. Many festivals are local and are held on different dates each year. Some are determined according to the lunar calendar. The relevance of festivals in India is to honor a deity in a particular temple, or the agricultural cycle, or to celebrate a religious story or event.
State-Specific Festivals in India
|State||Festivals In India|
|Andhra Pradesh||Dasara, Ugadi, Deccan Festival, Brahmotsavam|
|Arunachal Pradesh||Reh, Boori Boot, Myoko, Dree, Pongtu, Losar, Murung, Solang, Mopin, Monpa festival|
|Assam||Ambubachi, Bhogali Bihu, Baishagu, Dehing Patkai|
|Bihar||Chhath Puja, Bihula|
|Chhattisgarh||Maghi Purnima, Bastar Dussehra|
|Goa||Sunburn festival, Ladain, Mando|
|Gujarat||Navratri, Janmashtami, Kutch Utsav, Uttarayana|
|Himachal Pradesh||Rakhadumni, Gochi Festival|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Har Navami, Chhari, Bahu Mela, Dosmoche,|
|Jharkhand||Karam Utsav, Holi, Rohini, Tusu|
|Karnataka||Mysore Dasara, Ugadi|
|Madhya Pradesh||Lok-rang Utsav, Tejaji, Khajuraho festival|
|Meghalaya||Nongkrem festival, Khasis festival, Wangla, Sajibu Cheiraoba|
|Maharashtra||Ganesh Utsav, Gudi Padva|
|Manipur||Yaoshang, Porag, Chavang Kut|
|Mizoram||Chapchar Kut Festival|
|Nagaland||Hornbill festival, Moatsu Festival|
|Odisha||Rath Yatra, Raja Parba, Nukahai|
|Rajasthan||Gangaur, Teej, Bundi|
|Sikkim||Losar, Saga Dawa|
|Tamil Nadu||Pongal, Thaipusam, Natyanjali Festival|
|West Bengal||Durga Puja|
|Uttar Pradesh||Ram Navmi, Ganga Mahotsav, Navaratri, Khichdi|
List of Harvest Festivals (Season-specific)
Important Festivals in North India
|Ladakh harvest festival||September|
Important Festivals in East and West India
|Ka Pomblang Nongkrem||November|
Important Festivals in South India
- Tihar is one of the festivals of India that is dedicated to certain animals, and things besides gods. They are classified as the day of dogs (Kukur Tihar), the day of cows (Gai Tihar), etc.
- Snake Boat Races are held in Kerala and several dozens of men race on a boat in Kerala’s waterways and canals.
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