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Most Popular Festivals of India List 2022

Festivals of India 

The culturally rich land of India has various festivals on its soil. Because their essences are so unique, experiencing each of them is like living a hundred lifetimes in one. Nonetheless, these celebrations highlight India’s beauty. India is a country that is divided by religions but united by festivals. Every festival is celebrated by people belonging to different religions. Diwali is such a festival that is celebrated in the whole country, even some Muslims celebrate Diwali. In this article, we will discuss the different festivals of India. Stay tuned and read the entire article to know the Festivals of India and their importance. 

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List of Festivals of India

Below we have given the list of festivals celebrated across the country in a year. Check out the list of festivals with their dates given below in the table: 

Date Day Indian Festival Name
13 Jan Thursday Lohri
14 Jan Friday Pongal
26 Jan Wednesday Republic Day
05 Feb Saturday Vasant Panchami
17 Mar Thursday Holika Dahana
18 Mar Friday Holi
02 Apr Satuday Gudi Padwa
10 Apr Sunday Ram Navami
15 Apr Friday Good Friday
14 Apr Thursday Baisakhi
17 Apr Sunday Easter Day
02 May Monday Ramzan Id/Eid-ul-Fitar
16 May Monday Buddha Purnima/Vesak
01 Jul Friday Rath Yatra
09 July Saturday Eid al- Adha
13 Jul Wednesday Guru Purnima
11 Aug Thursday Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi)
15 Aug Monday Independence Day
19 Aug Friday Janmashtami
31 Aug Wednesday Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi
08 Sep Thursday Onam
02 Oct Sunday Gandhi Jayanti
03 Oct Monday Maha Ashtami
04 Oct Tuesday Maha Navami
05 Oct Wednesday Dussehra
24 Oct Monday Diwali/Deepavali
26 Oct Wednesday Bhai Dooj
08 Nov Tuesday Guru Nanak Jayanti
25 Dec Sunday Christmas

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Festivals of India Name State wise

State List of Indian Festivals
Andhra Pradesh Dasara, Ugadi, Deccan Festival, Brahmotsavam
Arunachal Pradesh Reh, Boori Boot, Myoko, Dree, Pongtu, Losar, Murung, Solang, Mopin, Monpa festival
Assam Ambubachi, Bhogali Bihu, Baishagu, Dehing Patkai
Bihar Chhath Puja, Bihula
Chhattisgarh Maghi Purnima, Bastar Dussehra
Goa Sunburn festival, Ladain, Mando
Gujarat Navratri, Janmashtami, Kutch Utsav, Uttarayana
Himachal Pradesh Rakhadumni, Gochi Festival
Haryana Baisakhi
Jammu and Kashmir Har Navami, Chhari, Bahu Mela, Dosmoche,
Jharkhand Karam Utsav, Holi, Rohini, Tusu
Karnataka Mysore Dasara, Ugadi
Kerala Onam, Vishu
Madhya Pradesh Lok-rang Utsav, Tejaji, Khujaraho festival
Meghalaya Nongkrem festival, Khasis festival, Wangla, Sajibu Cheiraoba
Maharashtra Ganesh Utsav, Gudi Padva
Manipur Yaoshang, Porag, Chavang Kut
Mizoram Chapcharkut Festival
Nagaland Hornbill festival, Moatsu Festival
Odisha Rath Yatra, Raja Parba, Nukahai
Punjab Lohri, Baisakhi
Rajasthan Gangaur, Teej, Bundi
Sikkim Losar, Saga Dawa
Tamil Nadu Pongal, Thaipusam, Natyanjali Festival
Telangana Bonalu, Bathukamma
Tripura Kharchi Puja
West Bengal Durga Puja
Uttaranchal Ganga Dussehra
Uttar Pradesh Ram Navmi, Ganga Mahotsav, Navaratri, Khichdi

Festivals of India-Diwali 

This Diwali will fall on the 24th of October, a Monday in 2022. Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is widely celebrated throughout India. Traditionally, it would last for five days. The darkest night is Diwali night, also known as the new moon night, which occurs at the last of the month of Ashvin and the beginning of the month of Kartika. The Diwali festival commemorates Lord Ram’s return to Ayodha after 14 years in exile. People clean their homes and elegantly decorate them with lights and diyas. They put on new clothes, prepare sweets, and hope for better days.

There are 5 auspicious days we celebrate during Diwali. Below we have given the names of these 5 days with their sequence of occurrence. 

  1. Day 1 – Dhanteras
  2. Day 2 – Naraka Chaturdashi, Chhoti Diwali
  3. Day 3 – Lakshmi Puja/Kali Puja
  4. Day 4 – Govardhan Puja
  5. Day 5 – Bhai Dooj/Vishwakarma Puja

Festivals of India- Holi

Holi is one of India’s most celebrated festivals. This year Holi will be celebrated on 18th March 2022, Friday. The “Festival of Colors,” Holi, revolves around the burning and destruction of the demonic Holika. Holi is a prominent Indian festival that commemorates excellent harvests and land fertility. The most enjoyable aspect of this festival is when people play with color powder and use water pistols. This event also commemorates Radha and Krishna’s, eternal love. Holi, India’s colorful festival, is celebrated in a magnificent manner in Mathura and Vrindavan.

Festivals of India-Raksha Bandhan

This year Raksha Bandhan will be celebrated on 11th August 2022, Thursday. Rakhsha Bandhan is one of India’s most auspicious celebrations. Raksha means ‘safety’ while Bandhan means ‘connection.’ Raksha Bandhan is a celebration of the adoring and bonding relationship that exists between siblings. Raksha Bandhan has its origins in mythology. It is stated that when Lord Krishna accidentally nicked his finger with his ‘Sudarshan Chakra’ during the Mahabharat, Draupadi tore a piece of her saree and tied it to his finger to stem the bleeding. Lord Krishna was so moved by her generosity and gesture that he pledged to always protect her. Around this day, sisters tie Rakhi, a protection band, on their brother’s hand to assure his safety. In exchange, her brother promises to do the same.

Festivals of India- Christmas 

Every year on  25th December, people celebrate Christmas. Christmas commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, whom Christians believe to be the Son of God. It’s a time when loved ones get together to celebrate the positive things in their lives. People, particularly children, enjoy Christmas since it is the occasion for giving and receiving gifts. The term “Christmas” is derived from the Mass of Christ. Mass assistance is a site where Christians remember that Jesus died for them and then rose again. The ‘Christ-Mass’ service was the only one that could take place after sunset, thus it took place at Midnight.

Festivals of India-Lohri

Lohri is one of India’s most celebrated festivals. This year Lohri was celebrated on 13th January 2022, Thursday. Lohri is celebrated on the last day of the month of Paush, which is also known as Makar Sankranti in most parts of the world. Lohri signifies the beginning of the harvest season in Punjab as well as the conclusion of the winter season. Lohri, one of India’s most prominent Punjabi festivals, is celebrated by setting a massive bonfire in the yard after the rabi crops have been chopped. Small idols of the Lohri goddess are fashioned and set beneath the blazing fire. People dress in traditional attire and toss sesame seeds, jaggery into the fire.

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FAQs on Festivals of India

Q. When will Diwali be celebrated in 2022?

This Diwali will fall on the 24th of October, a Monday in 2022.

Q. Why is Diwali celebrated in India?

The Diwali festival commemorates Lord Ram’s return to Ayodha after 14 years in exile. 

Q. When did Lohri celebrate in 2022?

This year Lohri was celebrated on 13th January 2022,

Q. When will Christmas be celebrated in 2022?

Every year on  25th December, people celebrate Christmas.

Q. When will Rakshabandhan be celebrated in 2022?

This year Raksha Bandhan will be celebrated on 11th August 2022, Thursday.

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