State-Wise List Of Festivals/Fairs In India

Fairs and festivals add much-needed zing to our life and give us an opportunity to forget all our tensions and make merry. They are the very essence of our vibrant culture. India being a melting pot of several religions has no dearth of festivals to celebrate. Here is a rundown on the festivals which define the 29 states of India

State Name

Festivals

Fairs

Andhra Pradesh

Pitr-Paksha- Mahalaya Amavasya, Noopuraraavam, All India Industrial Exhibition (Numaish), Bhishma Ekadasi, Deccan Festival, Telugu New Year, Ugadi (Gudi Padwa), Sri Rama Navami Festival, Vinayaka Chaturthi, Durga Festival, Nagula Chavithi.

Assam 

Magh or Bhogali Bihu, Dehing Patkai Festival, Elephant Festival, Pragjyothi International Dance Festival, Bohag Bihu, Bihu

Andaman and Nicobar 

Island Tourism Festival, Swami Vivekananda Jayanti, Reh – Idu Festival.

Arunachal Pradesh 

Boori Boot – Nyishi, Hill Miris Festival, Losar – Monpa Festival, Tamladu – Idu-Mishmi tribe, Oriah – Wancho tribe, Ali-Aye Ligang – Mishing tribe, Nyokum – Nishi Festival, Mopin – Adi Festival, Pongtu -Tutsa tribe, Sanken – Khampti and Singhpo tribe, Moh or Mol – Tangsa tribe, Dree – Apatani Festival, Solung – Adi Festival, Chalo Loku – Nocte tribe.

Bihar

Rajgir Dance Festival, Chhath Puja, Sonepur Cattle Fair.

Daman and Diu 

National Tribal art & Food Festival, Monsoon Magic Festival, Heritage Festival, Nariyela Poornima.

Dadra and Nagar Haveli 

Holika Dahan.

Delhi 

 Taj Mahotsav, Garden Tourism Festival, Mango Festival. Delhi Book Fair,

Gujarat 

Kutch Festival / Kutch Rann Utsav, Paragliding Festival, Saptak Music Festival, Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, Uttarayan Kite Festival, Modhera Dance Festival(Uttarardh Mahotsav), Vad Fest, Global Bird Watchers Conference,Great Indian Heritage Fest, Dangs Darbar, Chaitra Navratri, Mango Festival, Monsoon Festival,Bhadrapada Purnima (Ambaji), Beach Festival, Bhavnath Fair, Chitra Vichitra Fair, Shamlaji Fair, Vautha Fair, Kavant Fair, Tarnetar Fair (Temple of Shiva or Trinetreshwar),

Goa 

Sunburn Festival, Zatra at Cansaulin, Goa Carnival, Feast of Sacred Heart of Jesus, Sao Joao, Feast of Assumption of our Lady, Feast of Three Kings, Gokulashtami, Chovoth, Ladainha or Ladin, Feast of St Francis Xavier, Feast of Immaculate Conception, Goa Liberation Day.

Haryana

Surajkund Craft Mela, Guru Ravidas’s Birthday, Shaheedi Diwas of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & Sukhedev, Baisakhi Festival, Maharana Pratap Jayanthi, Sant Kabir Jayanthi, Haryana Heroes Martyrdom Day, Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti, Haryana Day, Shaheed Udham Singh’s Birthday.

Himachal Pradesh 

Losar, Himachal Day, Rakhadumni – Rakhi.

Jammu and Kashmir

Leh Sindhu Darshan, Kashmir Lavender Festival, 33rd Kalachakra, Guru Tse-Chu, Vikram Samvat, Wanchuk, Galdan Namchot, Lohri, Spitok Gustor Zanskar, Spituk Gustor, Basant Panchmi, Dosmochey Festival, Yargon Tungshak, Guru Tse-Chu, Stok Guru Tsechu, Matho Nagrang, Nagrang, Shab-e-Miraj, Yuru Kabgyat, Hemis Festival, Shachukul Gustor, Zanskar Karsha Gustor, Phyang Tsedup, Korzok Gustor, Dak-Thok Tse-Chu, Sakti Tse-Chu, Naszal, Ladakh Festival, Navratri, Thiksay Gustor,Chemrey Angchok, Galdan Namchot, Losar (New Year).

Karnataka

Makar Sankramana, Pattadakal Dance Festival, Gudi Padva or Ugadi, Naga Panchami.

Kerala

Swathi Sangeethotsavam, Arthunkal Perunnal, Sabarimala Makaravilakku, Kanjiramattom Nercha, Nishagandhi Festival, Ernakulathappan Utsavam, Pattambi Nercha, Thaipooyam, Thaipooya Mahotsavam, Maramon Convention, Machattu Mamangam, Pariyanampetta Pooram, Adoor Gajamela, Kuttikkol Thampuratty Theyyam, Uthralikavu Pooram, Chettikulangara Bharani, Guruvayoor Utsavam, Chittur Kongan Pada, Chinakkathoor Pooram, Attukal Pongala, Parippally Gajamela, Thirunakkara Arattu, Attuvela Mahotsavam, Kodungalloor Bharani, Malanada Kettukazhcha, Arattupuzha Pooram, Nenmara Vallangi Vela, Feast Malayattoor Church, Kadammanitta Padayani, Vishu, Feast at Edathua Church, Thrissur Pooram, Kottiyoor Utsavam, Champakulam Boat Race, Nehru Trophy Boat Race, Thripunithura Athachamayam, Onam, Payippad Boat Race, Aranmula Boat Race, Pulikali, Feast at Manarcad, Neelamperoor Padayani, Vallarpadam Thirunal, Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi, Amrithanandamayi Birthday, Sree Narayana Guru Jayanthi, Soorya Music Festival, Soorya Dance Festival, Mannarasala Ayilyam, Feast at Parumala, Chembai Sangeetholsavam, Kalpathi Ratholsavam, Vaikathashtami Festival, Perumthitta Tharavad Kottamkuzhy, Kochi Biennale, Cochin Carnival, Theyyam at Kanathoor.

Madhya Pradesh

 Khajuraho Dance Festival. Tejaji Fair,

Maharashtra 

Kalidas Festival, Bird fest, Chikoo Utsav, Nag Panchami.

Meghalaya 

Bob Dylan Festival, Ahaia Festival.

Manipur 

Chavang Kut.

Mizoram

Chapchar Kut.

Nagaland

Moatsu Festival, Hornbill Festival.

Orissa

Savitri Amavasya, Mukteswar Dance Festival, Sattila Ekadasi, Rajarani Music Festival, Bhaimi Ekadasi, Magha Purnima, Puri Beach Festival, Kumbha Sankranti, Pankoddhar Ekadasi, Konark Dance Festival, Phagu Dasami, Papanasini Ekadasi, Dola Purnima, Meena Sankranti, Papamochani Ekadasi, Chaitra Amavasya, Rama Navami, Kamada Ekadasi, Pana Sankranti, Baruthini Ekadasi, Chandan Yatra, Akshaya Tritiya, Mohini Ekadasi, Jala Krida Ekadasi, Brusha Sankranti, Sudasha Brata, Raja Sankranti, Rath Yatra, Bada Ekadasi, Bahuda Yatra, Singha Sankranti, Khudurukuni Osha, Gamha Purnima, Bali Trutiya, Kanya Sankranti, Rushi Panchami, Saraswati Puja, Garbhana Sankranti, Mahastami, Kumarotstaba Purnima, Kartik Purnima, Bichha Sankranti, Awala Navami, Konark Festival, International Sand Art Festival, Prathamastami, Manabasa – Gurubar Osha, Dhanu Sankranti.

Punjab

Lohri, Pracheen Kala Kendra Nritya and Sangeet Sammelan, Baisakhi, Guru Parab- Guru Nanak’s Birthday. Muktsar Fair,

Puducherry

International Yoga festival.

Rajasthan

Bikaner Camel Festival, Jaipur Literature Festival,  Desert Festival, Braj Festival, Shekhawati Festival,  Elephant Festival, Gangaur Festival, Mewar Spring Festival, Rajasthan Day Celebration, Jodhpur Flamenco and Gypsy Festival (JFG), Summer Festival, Teej Festival, Kajli Teej Festival, Kota Dussehra, Marwar Festival, Galiyakot Urs,  Matasya Festival, Bundi Utsav, Winter Festival. Nagaur Fair/Ramdeoji cattle fair, Beneshwar Fair,Jambheshwar Fair,Kolayat Fair (Kapil Muni Fair), Chandrabhaga Fair, Pushkar Camel Fair,Mahaveerji Fair, Urs Fair,

Sikkim

Saga Dawa, Drupka Tseshi, Lakshmi Puja, Lhabab Duechen, Kagyat Dance, Losoong Sikkimese, Maghe Sankranti Sanhamole,
Losar Tibetan, International Flower Festival, Guru Rimpoche’s Birthday, Pang Lhabsol.

Tamil Nadu

Kambam Festival, Chennai Dance Festival (December Season), Chennai Music Festival (December Season), Arudra Darisanam / Thiruvathirai, Thyagaraja Aradhana, Bhogi Pongal, Surya Pongal, Mattu Pongal, Jallikattu Festival, Thiruvalluvar day, Thaipusam, Natyanjali Festival, Tamil New Year, Velankanni Church Festival, Mamallapuram Dance Festival. India International Leather Fair.

Tripura

Rabindra / Nazrul Jayanthi, Kharchi Puja, Ker Puja, Diwali Festival.

Uttaranchal

Magh Mela, Uttarayani Mela, International Yoga Week.

Uttar Pradesh

Ayurveda Jhansi Mahotsav,  Ayudha Puja, Nag Nathaiya, Deva Mela Ramayan Mela Ayodhya, Kumbh Mela, Magh Mela, Dhrupad Mela, Lathmar Holi, Sheetala Ashtami, Sankat Mochan Music Festival, Ganga Dussehras, Sri Krishna Janmashtami, Ram Leela, Matki Leela, Ganga Mahotsav, Dev Deepavali. Kailash Fair.

West Bengal 

Kenduli Mela, Gangasagar Mela, Dover Lane Music Conference, Birthday of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Vasant Panchami, Birthday of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Bengali Nava Barsha, Rabindra Jayanti, Durga Puja, Nandikar National Theatre Festival, Vishnupur (Bishnupur Festival).

 

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