Famous Festivals in Northern India
People of north India don’t miss a single chance to celebrate. Therefore,
Festivals in northern India is celebrated with a great enjoyment. Celebrating
Festivals in northern India is filled the surrounding with an unforgettable joyful feeling and happiness. There are many
Famous Festivals in Northern India that are celebrated by the people like-
MAKAR SANKRANTI - It is celebrated on 14th of January every year. The devotees take a dip in the holy water of Galtaji (in Rajasthan). It is also a kite flying festival. It is also called the harvest festival of India.
REPUBLIC DAY - It is celebrated on 26th of January every year. It is celebrated to highlight the day when constitution of India came into effect.
VASANT PANCHAMI - The festival of spring is celebrated in all over India. On this day people wear clothes in bright shades of yellow and there is merriment all round.
DESERT FESTIVAL- The Desert Festival exudes the delightful spirit of this desert land. The silent desert land of Jaisalmer is converted into the excited colorful environment.
MAHASHIVARATRI - All over India, Hindu perform puja of Lord Shiva by fasting on this day.
HOLI - The most boisterous of Indian festivals, Holi is very colorful festival. People fill the streets, squirting colored water on people regardless of age or creed. Greetings and sweets are exchanged among friends and relatives.
INDEPENDENCE DAY - It is celebrated on 15th August to enjoy the freedom of India. India got independence on this day from the British rule.
RAMNAVAMI - Birth of Shri Rama, incarnation of Vishnu. No processions. Plays and folk theaters.
MAHAVIR JAYANTI - Major Jain festival; birth of Mahavira, the 24th and last Tirthankara. Pilgrims gather at Jain temples and shrines all over the country.
KUMBH MELA - The Kumbh Mela, one of the India's largest fairs, takes place in a 12-year cycle at Prayag (Allahabad), Hardwar, Nasik and Ujjain. Millions of pilgrims at Prayag to bathe in the Ganga during the mela.
BAISAKHI- Baisakhi, the Hindu New Year is celebrated all over the India. It is a very popular festival of Punjab. It is celebrated to mark the harvesting season.
ID-UL-ZUHA - Observed by Muslims to commemorate the prophet Abrahim's offer to sacrifice his son. The most celebrated Islamic festival in India.
ID-UL-FITR - Celebrated to mark the end of the month of Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting. It is an occasion for fasting and rejoicing.
RAKSHA BANDHAN - Celebrated by Hindu's particularly in northern India. Sisters tie holy thread/Rakhi on the wrists of their brothers wishing their long life.
JANMASHTAMI - The birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, celebrated with great enthusiasm all over the India, especially at Mathura and Vrindavan, which are closely associated with his childhood.
DUSSERA - Based on the epic story of Ramayana, Dussera festival signifying the triumph of good over evil is celebrated all over the country. In north India, the Ramlila is staged to commemorate the heroism of Lord Rama.
DIWALI -The brightest Indian festival when every city town and village is turned into a fairy land with millions of electric light, candles and oil lamps illuminating homes and public buildings.