India is a land where festivals never seem to end. The festivals here
spread the vibrancy and colours of rainbow in everybody's lives.
Processions, prayers, new attires dance and music are certain elements
related to the festivals. Our Indian calendar is marked by the plethora of
big and small occasions which are termed as festivals in our country. They
are mostly connected to seasonal changes and are garnished with some popular
legend mostly depicting victory of good over evil.
Taj Mahotsav is a 10 days long carnival held every year at Shilpogram near Taj Mahal. This festival is a vibrant celebration of Indian art, craft and cultural nuances. Music, dance, poetry, as well as camel and elephant ride, games and food festivals are main ingredients of the festival. Every year it is celebrated from 18th to 27th February.
SurajKund Craft Mela
The People of Delhi and NCR eagerly wait for this yearly craft mela of Surajkund in Hariyana which is held every year in the month of February from 1st - 15 th. This Mela is a platform for the folk art and craft of upcoming talented painter, sculptor, weaver and craftsmen from different states of India, to display their skills. Every year this mela attracts lots of people to enjoy an entirely different look of life of art and craft.
biggest religion, Hinduism is followed by large portion of country's total
population. Followers of Hinduism are referred as Hindus and they believe in
gods and goddesses. Hindus celebrated hundreds of festivals round the year
especially dedicated to their deities.
has strong connection with India. In fact, Lord Buddha - the founder of
Buddhism, spent his life at various places in India and given his teachings.
Even today, those important sites are visited by Buddhists from across the
globe and they also participate in Buddhist festivals.
of the major religions of the world, Christianity is followed by large
number of people in India. Christians celebrate a number of festivals
related to Jesus Christ and his life. Christmas is the most important
festival of Christians, celebrated by Christians as well as people of other
second largest religion Islam has a huge number of followers in India.
Usually to celebrate any festival, Muslim observe fast, offer namazs
(prayers), do fateha (special prayers) and distribute sweets among
themselves. Muslims have very few festivals and Eid is the most important of
is a vast country having a population of over one billion and large
geographical area. The cultures and traditions of India differ from one
region to another region. People of the country living in various regions
have their specific festivals related to crop, animal, local deities or old
Fairs in India
festivals, the fairs are also an important part of the life of Indian people
and celebrated with great pomp and grandeur. Related to any particular town,
suburb or village, the fairs are genreally held once in a year. Locals as
well as people from far flung areas participate in fairs to enjoy various
activities including trading.