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Festivals in India

India is a land of multi religion and culture. Every part of the country and its people has its own characteristics of their festivals and fairs. Each festival pertains to different occasions, some welcome the seasons of the year, the harvest, the rains, or the full moon. Others celebrate religious occasions, the birthdays of divine beings and saints, or the advent of the New Year. A number of these festivals are common to most parts of India. However, they may be called by different names in various parts of the country or may be celebrated in a different fashion. Tourism in India has a distinct relationship with all festivals. The people from foreign countries also visit the culturally vibrant festivals in India. The following list contains the most important festivals:

Chhat

Magh Bihu

Diwali

Durga Puja

Ganesh Chaturthi

Guru Nanak Jayanti

Jagadhatri Puja

Kartik Purnima

Khajuraho Dance Festival

Krishna Janmastami

Kumbha Mela

Lohri

Maha Shivaratri

Mahavir Jayanti

Muharram

Navaratri

Onam

Pongal

Ram Navami

Rath Yatra

 

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