There are more than 365 festivals in India in a year and the people of India enjoy every day as festive. The diversity across the nation is incredible in not only geographical boundaries but also in culture, tradition, food, clothes, and celebration. Every state has its unique reason and method to celebrate the glorious past. Some festivals are celebrated according to the lunar calendar while some are associated with the agricultural cycle. The mythological epic like Mahabharat and Ramayan shares many events that are associated with many festivals and celebrations in India.
There are many festivals in India that celebrate art, purport and sometimes even local tradition and customs that attract lots of tourists from a foreign land.
But there are 5 festivals in India with the longest celebration. These festivals are Diwali, Holi, Durga Puja, Pushkar fair and Jaipur literature fest. Read to see what these festivals hold for their guests in 2019-2020.
Diwali, Festival of lights, 5 days celebration
The 5-day celebration starts with decorating the house with lights or “Diya” earthen lamp performing puja, rituals, meeting family and friends.
The glittering light from every corner is what makes this festival surreal to the eyes.
Why Diwali is celebrated?
One of the biggest and best festivals in India is celebrated throughout the country as embark on the victory of good over evil. The festival is associated with the popular story of Lord Rama who is welcomed back in his territory after 14 years of haze.
When Diwali is celebrated?
Diwali is celebrated according to the lunar calendar followed by Hindu. The date usually falls in the months of October-November. This year Diwali will be celebrated on 27th October 2019.
How to celebrate Diwali In India?
During Diwali Indian market are filled with lots of traditional and local artifacts and eateries, so shopping should not be missed during this time. Enjoy the various events and carnivals organized during this festival.
Places to visit in India during Diwali :
The religious festival is celebrated throughout the country in harmony and excitement. But the best places to visit during this festival is in Northern India like Jaipur, Udaipur, Delhi, Varanasi, Jaisalmer, Mumbai, Agra, Bhopal. Jodhpur and many more, Goa is also the place that can be visited in the month of October, November, and December to enjoy the carnival.
Holi, Festival of Colours, 3 days celebration
The 3-day frolic celebration starts with making sweets at home, visiting friends and families and then coloring each other with dusted colored powder. The popular quote “Bura Na Mano Holi hai” can be heard howling on streets by the frolic players of this festival.
Why Holi is celebrated?
One of the other biggest festivals in India is celebrated throughout the country as again an embark on how goodness always wins over evilness. The festival is associated with the popular story of Prahlad, who was saved by his God Brahma, by the attack of his own father Hirnakashyap.
When Holi is celebrated?
Holi is celebrated according to the lunar calendar followed by Hindu. The date usually falls in the month of March-April. The next Holi will be celebrated on 9th -10 March 2020.
How to Celebrate Holi In India?
Holi is celebrated in a vivid manner in India. Some places enjoy the celebration in a wildest and bewildered manner, where at some places Holi is celebrated in a most pious way. But throughout the country playing with colors remain the same.
Places to visit in India during Holi :
The religious festival is celebrated throughout the country in harmony and excitement. But the best places to visit during this festival is in Northern India like Mathura, Barsana, Vrindavan Jaipur, Udaipur, Delhi, Varanasi, Jaisalmer, Mumbai, Agra, Bhopal. Jodhpur and many more.
Durga Puja, Festival of women power,5 days celebration
The auspicious and religious festival is celebrated grandly in Kolkata and the eastern region. The celebration involves 8 days puja, the auspicious ceremony followed by aarti and fold dances and feasts. The festival is prominently celebrated by the Bengali community but the entire nation could not resist to bow down to the eternal power Durga. The idol of the goddess is brought to the home for 5 days and the celebration continues for 5 days as her welcoming ceremony and gets overs on 6th day on the immersion of the same idol in water bodies.
Why Durga Puja is celebrated?
Durga puja is the mark of goodness over evil, right over wrong, and kindness over cruelty depicted in the mythological story as a winning battle of Goddess Durga against shape-shifting, cruel and powerful demon Mahishasura. Along with Goddess Durga, other deities are also worshipped in the same Pandal.
When Durga Puja is celebrated?
Durga Puja is celebrated according to the lunar calendar followed by Hindu. Usually celebrated in the month of October. The Durga Puja this year will be celebrated on 4th -8th October 2019. The other Hindu festival Dussehra is also celebrated during these days, and the popular Gujrati festival of Garba” Navratra” is also celebrated throughout the country during the same time.
How to Celebrate Durga Puja In India?
The best way to celebrate Durga Puja is to read the scriptures and mythological stories.relish on some mouthwatering Bengali sweets, read some beautiful poems, enjoy the traditional folk dances of Bengal, Assam, Gujrat during this festive season.
Places to Celebrate Durga Puja in India:
The religious festival is celebrated throughout the country in harmony and excitement. But the best places to visit during this festival is in Eastern India like Kolkata, Assam, Orissa, Bihar and you can also visit Gujarat and Rajasthan during this time to enjoy the Navratri festival.
Pushkar Fair, Festival of Cattle 7 days celebration
The internationally renowned fair attracts almost 2 lakh visitors every year. The Fair was mainly a practice among local to exhibits their livestock which later on continued to become a gala event of entertainment, local delights and healthy competitive games. The fair is the perfect destination to experience some exciting Rajasthani customs, traditions, clothing, artifacts and enjoy the frolic activities.
Why the Pushkar Fair is celebrated?
Rajasthan is a desert area, where farming was never the main occupation in rural areas. The livestock, dairy was one of the major occupations. The locals used to feed and take care of their cattle for the entire year and then would gather together at one place once in a year to trade their livestock with money or other means. The origin being this, now many fun activities, cultural events, luxurious stay and other attractions lure guests from all over the world making it an international event.
When Pushkar Fair is celebrated?
Pushkar Fair is celebrated according to the lunar calendar followed by Hindu. The date usually falls in the months of October-November. The Pushkar Fair this year will be celebrated on 5th -12th November 2019.
How to Celebrate Pushkar Fair In India?
Book the luxurious stay and enjoy the frolic activities and game entire day in the village. Visit the exclusive lord Brahma temple. Shop the designer Indian jewelry and clothes at a cheap cost. Enjoy the camel ride on sand dunes and get mesmerised with beautiful sunset and sunrise. Relish on some exotic Rajasthani cuisine.
Places to visit in India during Pushkar Fair :
Pushkar Fair is held only at a small village near Jaipur, but you can also visit, Jaipur, Ajmer, Golden triangle circuit, Ranthambore tiger park during your stay.
Jaipur Literature Fest, Festival of literature 5 days celebration
The internationally renowned fair attracts almost 300 intellectual speakers every year. If you love to read or write then this fest is must visit. With the world, best writers assembling at one place to speak their minds and also interacting with the audience is just an amazing experience for all readers and learners. The fest is held in Jaipur where the day is spent listening to speakers and nights can be enjoyed with many musical and cultural programs organized at the best places of Jaipur.
Why the Jaipur Literature Fest is celebrated?
The event was just a part of the Jaipur Heritage International Festival initiated by a charitable trust Jaipur Virasat Foundation (JVF) in order to promote the local craft, designs, and entrepreneurial skills at an international platform.MS Faith Singh was a socially active lady working towards the upliftment of the society through enhancing skills and knowledge .the initiative was to gather the intellectual mind at one place and discuss some serious issues to curb from traditional Rajasthan value system.
When Jaipur Literature Fest is celebrated?
Jaipur Literature Fest is celebrated every year in the last week of January. The next Jaipur Literature Fest will be celebrated on 23rd -27th January 2020
How to Celebrate Jaipur Literature Fest In India?
Book the luxurious stay and spend the entire day at Diggi Palace, a heritage property where the event is held every year. Enjoy the cultural programmes, musical nights, acting shows and city touring in the night. Shop the beautiful attire and jewelry from the local market and relish the exotic local cuisine.
Places to visit in India during Jaipur Literature Fest :
Jaipur Literature Fest is held in Jaipur, but you can also visit, Pushkar, Ajmer, Golden triangle circuit, Ranthambore tiger park during your stay.
So I conclude that celebrating any festival more than 1 day is a big carnival. Diwali, Holi, Durga Puja, Pushkar Mela, and Jaipur Literature Fest are such 5 festivals in India with the longest celebration in 2019-2020, to book your tickets during this time to enjoy the exciting carnivals.