Fairs and Festivals Of India PDF: Fairs and festivals in India are celebrated as a part of life. India is a land of a diverse range of cultures, traditions, and arts. Festivals are a significant part of Indian culture, and each festival has its own distinct features. Fairs & Festivals in India are usually celebrated based on the season and the region in which they are celebrated.
The main reason for the celebration of these fairs and festivals is to spread happiness and strengthen the bond between friends and family. Here we have provided detailed information and the full list of all the Indian fairs and festivals of different states.
Important Fairs and Festivals Of India: Highlights
|Topic||Fairs and Festivals In India|
|Important For||All Competitive Exams|
|Covered||All States & Union Territories Of India|
|Months Covered||All 12 Months|
Fair vs Festivals
- Fairs and festivals are two public events that most of us enjoy. However, many people use these two words interchangeably.
- A Fair can be described in a general sense as a gathering of people for various entertainment or commercial activities.
- Festivals are a celebration of an event for religious or cultural reasons.
- Sometimes Fairs can be called festivals but festivals can not be called ‘Fairs’.
List of Indian Fairs & Festivals: State Wise
|State||List of Indian Festivals|
|Andhra Pradesh||Dasara, Ugadi, Deccan Festival, Brahmotsavam, Flamingo Festival, Visakha Utsav, Tirupati Ganga Jatara|
|Arunachal Pradesh||Reh, Boori Boot, Myoko, Dree, Pongtu, Losar, Murung, Solang, Mopin, Monpa festival, Pakke Paga Hornbill Festival, Yollo festival, Yomgo River Festival, Solung Festival|
|Assam||Bihu, Bhogali or Magh Bihu, Rongali or Bohag Bihu, Kongali or Kati Bihu, Dwijing Festival, Ambubachi Mela, Baikho Festival, Me-Dam-Me-Phi Festival|
|Bihar||Chhath Puja, Pitrapaksha Mela, Rajgir Mahotsav, Bihula Festival|
|Chhattisgarh||Maghi Purnima, Bastar Dussehra, Hareli Festival|
|Goa||Sunburn festival, Ladain, Mando, Sao Joao Festival|
|Gujarat||Navratri, Janmashtami, Kutch Utsav, Uttarayana, Bhavnath Fair, Rann Utsav, Shamlaji Fair, International Kite Festival, Shri Renukaji Fair|
|Himachal Pradesh||Rakhadumni, Gochi Festival, International Lavi fair, ‘Fagli’ festival, Shri Renukaji Fair, Halda festival, Kullu Dussehra, Minjar Mela, Sarhul Festival, Hal Punhya|
|Haryana||Baisakhi, Pinjore Heritage Festival, Surajkund International Crafts Mela, Gugga Naumi, Kartik Fair|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Har Navami, Chhari, Bahu Mela, Dosmoche, Mela Kheer Bhawani festival, Singhey Khababs Sindhu festival|
|Jharkhand||Karam Utsav, Holi, Rohini, Tusu, Karam Festival, Bandna Festival, Pattadakal Dance Festival|
|Karnataka||Mysore Dasara, Ugadi, Kambala festival, Karaga Festival, Hampi Festival or Vijaya Utsav, Vairamudi Brahmotsava Festival, Gowri Habba, Mahamastakabhisheka Festival|
|Kerala||Thrissur Pooram, “Makaravilakku” Festival, Onam Festival, Attukal Pongala Festival, Vishu Festival, Theyyam Festival|
|Madhya Pradesh||Lok-rang Utsav, Tejaji, Mandu Festival, Tansen Festival, Khajuraho Dance Festival, Ganesh Chaturthi, Ujjain Kumbh Mela|
|Meghalaya||Khasis festival, Wangla, Sajibu Cheiraoba, Behdienkhlam festival, Nongkrem Dance Festival, Wangala Festival, Shad Suk Mynsiem|
|Maharashtra||Ganesh Utsav, Gudi Padwa, Bhaubeej, Narali Purnima, Vat Poornima, Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Sangai Festival, Pola Festival, Palkhi Festival or Pandharpur Wari, Kalidas Festival, Elephanta Festival, Ellora Festival|
|Manipur||Porag, Chavang Kut, Lui Ngai Ni, Chumpha Festival, Yaoshang Festival, Sajibu Nongma Panba, Ningol Chakouba, Sangai Festival, Lai Haraoba, Kang Festival, Heirku Hindongba|
|Mizoram||Chapchar kut festival, Zo Kutpui Festival|
|Nagaland||Moatsu Festival, Hornbill Festival, Aoleang (Aoling) festival, Ngada Festival, Hega festival|
|Odisha||Raja Parba, Nukahai, Chaitra Jatra festival, Dhanu Jatra, Jagannath Rath Yatra, Turtle Festival, Thakurani Yatra festival, Bali Yatra Festival|
|Punjab||Baisakhi (Harvest Festival), Lohri (Winter Harvest Festival), Gurupurab, Shaheedi Jor Mela|
|Rajasthan||Teej, Bundi, Gangaur Festival, Elephant Festival, Urs festival, Pushkar Fair, Jaisalmer Desert Festival|
|Sikkim||Losar, Saga Dawa, Drupka Teshi, Phang Lhabsol, Bhumchu Festival, Losoong Festival|
|Tamil Nadu||Thaipusam, Natyanjali Festival, Gowri Habba, Pongal, Puthandu Festival, Chapparam (Chariot) festival, Suchindram Chariot festival, Mahamaham Festival, Thaipusam Festival|
|Telangana||Bathukamma festival, Bonalu Festival, Nagoba Jatara, Peerla Panduga|
|Tripura||Kharchi puja, Ker puja, Garia festival|
|West Bengal||Durga Puja, Poila Boishakh, Jamai Shoshti, Bhai Phota|
|Uttarakhand||“Phool Dei” festival, Harela and Bhitauli Festival, Hill Jatra Festival, Ganga Dussehra Festival, Ghee Sankranti Festival|
|Uttar Pradesh||Janmashtami, Ganga Mahotsav Festival, Taj Mahotsav|
|Laddakh||Hareli Festival, Losar Festival, Hemis Festival, Sindhu festival, Dosmoche Festival, Yuru Kabgyat Festival|
List of Harvest Festivals in India: Season-Wise
|Ladakh harvest festival||September|
East & West India
|Ka Pomblang Nongkrem||November|
Importance of Festivals in India
Festivals are an important part of Indian culture, acting as a vehicle for the presentation of our values and emotions. While each community has its own festivals and holidays, all religious groups are welcome to participate in these celebrations.
India is a secular country, and holidays are observed for a variety of religious and community celebrations. You can also check the Complete List Of Bank Holidays 2023 in India.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which is the most celebrated festival in India?
Some of the most celebrated festivals in India include 1. Diwali 2. Holi 3. Dussehra 4. Ramadan/ Eid –Ul-Fitr 5. Christmas 6. Ganesh Chaturthi 7. Durga Pooja
Where is the biggest Mela in India?
Each festival attracts millions, with the largest gathering at the Prayag Kumbh Mela and the second largest at Haridwar.
How many festivals are celebrated in India?
There is no exact list of Indian festivals as over 50 festivals are celebrated in the country by people of different cultures and religions.
Where can I get the List Of Fairs and Festivals Of India PDF?
You can download the complete List Of Fairs and Festivals Of India PDF from this page.