India is a diverse country with different cultures and languages. The rich culture and colourful traditions have distinguished India in the world map. Right from the time of Cholas and the Mauryas to the Mughals and finally the British era, everyone has appreciated the country for its warm hospitality and traditions. It is our liveliness and generosity that attracts thousands of tourists every year from every corner of the world.
India is also considered as the land of god and goddesses. Hence, the celebration never stops in an Indian’s life. There are many festivals celebrated throughout the year, especially in the months of October, November, December, and January which are considered the festive months of the year.
Festivals in India are a way to showcase our traditions and values. Every state in India has its own festivals and everything comes to life during these celebrations. So, if you want to immerse yourself in the diversity of India, you must be a part of at least one festival mentioned below.
Fairs and Festivals of India
Throughout the year, festivals are celebrated across the country. Being a predominantly farming society, many Indian festivals are associated with farming rituals.
In the month of January, harvest festival of India known as Pongal, Bihu, Lohri and Makar Sankranti are celebrated in different parts of India with the same joy and fervour.
Being a multicultural society, religious festivals such as Holi, Basant Panchami, Baisakhi, Mahavir Jayanti, Budh Purnima, Eid, Diwali, Guru Purab, and Christmas are celebrated with an equal fervour and joy.
Music and street dance on cultural festivals like Durga Puja and Ganesh Chaturthi allow people to mingle and celebrate the festivals together. These festivals are a way to tell the world that India strongly believes in “unity in diversity”.
Apart from festivals, there are many fairs organized throughout the year to showcase the artistic side of the country. India has always been famous for its handicrafts and these fairs are organized to flaunt the Indian craftsmanship. Thousands of tourists, from different parts of the globe, come to these fairs and festivals to enjoy the real vibe of India. It is during these times that the whole nation is united in celebrating the various cultures and traditions.
India has always been a proud country due to its diversity. Here people take pride in celebrating their multicultural festivals and traditions. Not just the festivals, India has always managed to display its talent and culture on the world stage through various mediums like movies, dance, food, fashion or music. The values and traditions of this country are still beautifully preserved in the hearts of the Indian people.