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.
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|
|26 Jan||Wednesday||Republic Day|
|05 Feb||Saturday||Vasant Panchami|
|17 Mar||Thursday||Holika Dahana|
|02 Apr||Satuday||Gudi Padwa|
|10 Apr||Sunday||Ram Navami|
|15 Apr||Friday||Good Friday|
|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|
|31 Aug||Wednesday||Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi|
|02 Oct||Sunday||Gandhi Jayanti|
|03 Oct||Monday||Maha Ashtami|
|04 Oct||Tuesday||Maha Navami|
|26 Oct||Wednesday||Bhai Dooj|
|08 Nov||Tuesday||Guru Nanak Jayanti|
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|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Har Navami, Chhari, Bahu Mela, Dosmoche,|
|Jharkhand||Karam Utsav, Holi, Rohini, Tusu|
|Karnataka||Mysore Dasara, Ugadi|
|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|
|Nagaland||Hornbill festival, Moatsu Festival|
|Odisha||Rath Yatra, Raja Parba, Nukahai|
|Rajasthan||Gangaur, Teej, Bundi|
|Sikkim||Losar, Saga Dawa|
|Tamil Nadu||Pongal, Thaipusam, Natyanjali Festival|
|West Bengal||Durga Puja|
|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.
- Day 1 – Dhanteras
- Day 2 – Naraka Chaturdashi, Chhoti Diwali
- Day 3 – Lakshmi Puja/Kali Puja
- Day 4 – Govardhan Puja
- 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.
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.