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Festivals in India



India being a country well known for its various cultures and each state has its distinct culture. With each culture comes the festival of its own.

The festivals in the country are formed by various ways and most of them are based on the gods they worship and also the onset of the various seasons.

The festivals are also classified on the basis of various sporting action across the country that marks the courage of the youths.

Ugadi is a famous festival celebrated across the state of Andhra Pradesh and their people across the country.

It is a New Year day festival for Telugu speaking people. Chhath, Tribal-Sarhul and Karam are the festivals celebrated in the state of Bihar.

Holi is a festival of colors that is celebrated in various parts of the country and is mainly related to the state of Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and other north states.

The most popular festival in the country is the Diwali celebrated unanimously by the people of the country who follow the Hindu religion. Moving towards the down south, Pongal is a harvest festival

celebrated by the people of Tamil Nadu. And jallikattu is also another popular in the festival in it in which the men tame the bull.
 

Indian Festivals

S. No. State Festival
1 Andhra Pradesh  Samkranti
Visakha
Shivratri
Ugadi
Mahakali Yatra
Mrigasira
State Formation Day
Industrial Exhibition
2 Arunachal Pradesh  Mopin
Solung
Lossar
Booriboot
Dree
Si-Donyi
Reh
Nyokum
Chalo-loku
3 Assam  Baisakhi
4 Bihar  Chhath
Tribal-Sarhul
Karam
5 Chhattishgarh  Pola
Nawakhai
Dussehara
Diawali
Holi
Govardhan Puja
6 Goa  Carnival
Shigmotsav
Sabado Gordo
Beach Bonanza
Konkani Drama Festival
7 Gujarat  Janmastami
Dwarka and Dakor
Mahavir Jayanti-Palitana
International Kite Festival
Makar Sankranti
Navratri
Tarnetar Fair
Madhavrai fair-Porbandar
Ambaji fair-Banaskanta dist
Shamalji fair
Dangi Durbar
8 Haryana  Holi
Teej
Diwali
Ggugga Pir
Sanjhi
Karca Chauth-for women
Surajkund-famour for popular crafts melaheld
Janmastami fair-Bhiwani
Masani Fair-Curgaon
9 Himachal Pradesh  Dussehara of Kulu
Shivratri of Mand
Minjar Fest in Chamba
Lavi Fair at Rampur
Renuka Fair
Lohri or Maghi
Lahual and Phulech-festival of flowers
10 Jammu & Kashmir  Assuj
Lohri or Maghi
Sinh Sankranti
Bahu Mela in Jammu
Mela Losar
Mela Pat
Id-ul-fitr
Id-ul-Zzuha
Id Milad-un-Nabi
Meraj Alam in Kashmir
Muharram
Hemis in Ladakh
11 Jharkhand  Chhath
Diwali
Id
Buddha Purnima
Durga Puja
(Tribal Festivals) Sarhul
Bandna
S Sohraj
Dasai
12 Karnataka  Mysore
Dussera
Karaga
Ugadi (Kannada new year)
Diwali
Kar Hunnive
Navaratri
Yellu Amavasya
Ramzan
13 Kerala  Onam
Vishu
Ramzan
Christmas
Aluva Shivatri
14 Madhya Pradesh  Tan Sen Music Festival-Gwalior
Ustad Allauddin Festival-Maihar
Kalidas Samaroh-Ujjain
Festival of Dances Khajuraho
Bhagoriya-Jhabua (Tribal)
Holi
Sravan Somvar
Diwali
Id
Dussehra
Shivaratri-Khajuraho
Bhojpur
Pachmarhi
Ujjain
Ramnavami-Chitrakoot
Orcha
Malwa
Pachmarhi
15 Maharashtra Ganesh Chaturthi
16 Manipur  Doljatra
Lai Haraoba
Rasa Leela
Chei-raoba
Ningol Chakouba
Imoinu Irtapa
Gaan-Nagai
Lui-Nagai-ni
Yaoshang (Holi)
Mera Houcho-ngba
Kut
Id-ul-Fitr
Christmas
17 Meghalaya Shad Suk Mynsiem
April 2nd week (Khasis)
Wangala (Garos)
Behdiengkhlam at Jowai
18 Mizoram  Chapchar Kut
Mim Kut (Maize festival)
Pawl kut (harvest)
Christmas
Easter
19 Nagaland  Hornbill festival
Sekrenyi of Angamis
Monyu
Moatsu
Tokhu Emong
Tuluni of Semas
Christmas
20 Orissa  Rath Yatra (Puri)
Shraban Purnima
Ashokastami
Chandan Yatra
Snana Yatra
Konark festival
21 Punjab  Gurupurab
Lohri
Dussehra
Diwali
Holi
Hola Mohalla
Rauza Sharif Urs (Sirhind)
Baisakhi (Talwandi Saboo)
Chappar Mela
Sheikh Farid Agam Purb (Faridkot)
Shaheedi Jor mela (Sirhind)
Harballah Sangeet Sammelan (Jalandhar)
22 Rajasthan  Deepawali
Vijayadashmi
Holi
Teej
Gan-gaur (Jaipur)
Urs of Ajmer Sherif and Galia-kot
Christmas
23 Sikkim  Maghey Sankranti
Durga Puja
Chaite Dasai (Nepali)
Pang Lhabsol and Losar
Namsoong and Tendong Hlo Rum Faat (Lepchas)
24 Tamil Nadu  Pongal 
Jallikattu
Chitirai-Madurai
Adiperukku
Maha-magam
Dance festical Maqmalapuram
Kanthuri festival
Karthigai festival
Navaratri festival
Music festival
25 Tripura  Makar Sankranti at Tirth-mukh and Unakoti
Bengali new year
Garia Puja
Hozagiri
Mansa Mangal
Ker and Karachi Puja
Ganga Puja
Christmas
Budh Purnima
Ashokastami
Sarad festival Rash Leela
Jhulan Jatra
Rath Jatra
26 Uttar Pradesh Kumbh Mela 
Ardh Kumbh
Kartik
Pooranmasi
Dewa Sharief
27 Uttaranchal  Kumbh Mela 
Ardh Kumbh
Devidhura Mela
Nanda Devi Mela
Gauchar Mela
Baisakhi & Maga Mela
Uttaraini Mela
Vishu Mela
Peerane-Kaliyar
Puranagiri Mela
28 West Bengal Durga Puja
Vasant Pan-chami
Lakshimi puja
Holi
Sivaratri
Janmashtmi
Id-ul-Fitr
1 Andaman & Nicobar Islands
2 Chandigarh  Lodhi
Baisakhi
3 Daman & Diu 
4 Dadra & Nagar Haveli Diwaso
Bhawada
Kali Puja
5 Delhi  Roshnara
Shalimar
Qutab
Winter Carnival
Garden Tourism & Mango 
6 Lakshadweep  
7 Pondichery Mascarade (mask festival)
Masimagam
 

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