Famous Festivals in India state wise with dates

Festivals are about giving, loving, and spreading joy. Home to a pool of varied cultures, India celebrates numerous festivals throughout the year. Very rarely does a month pass by without even a single festival in our country. Looking to enjoy culture in India? Indian festivals are the answer. Today, we will take a glance at the popular festivals of India. If you’re planning to visit this incredible land anytime soon, then this article will help you know when and where to be for celebrating the famous festivals in India. We will discuss festivals of India state wise. So, let’s get going! Here is a list of best and most famous festivals in India

National festivals of India
National festivals of India

1. Republic Day

Famous Festivals in India Republic Day Rajghat

India became a Republic, confining to the Constitution of India, on the 26th of January in the year 1950. Republic day is the most significant day in the spirit of the nation. Every year, the nation celebrates Republic day with great honor in all parts of India. The national celebrations are held in Rajpath, New Delhi. This function is held before the honorable President of India. Additionally, the ministry of defense organizes and presents the Republic day parade, which is truly a feather in the cap of our glory.

Best place to celebrate Republic day:

Rajpath, New Delhi. Republic day is celebrated by hoisting of the Indian national flag, singing the National anthem, and remembering the brave martyrs of the nation, in all parts of India.

2. Independence Day

Famous Festivals in India Independence Day redfort

After British rule in India for about two centuries, India finally attained independence on the 15th of August in 1947. So, this day is honored as Independence day. Independence day is celebrated all across the country. The honorable President of India delivers the ‘Address to the Nation’ on the eve of Independence Day. The national celebrations are held in Red Fort, Delhi after the honorable Prime Minister of India hoists the Indian national flag. Independence Day is a day of supreme significance in the history of India.

Best place to celebrate Independence Day:

Red Fort, Delhi. Independence Day is celebrated by hoisting the Indian national flag, singing the National anthem, and remembering the valor of our freedom fighters, in all parts of India.

3. Deepavali/ Diwali

Famous Festivals in India Diwali India

The most popular festival of India: Diwali, or Deepavali as it is rightly pronounced, is the most popular festival in India. This festival is also famous as the ‘festival of lights’. Deepavali symbolizes the victory of the righteous over evil, that of light over darkness. India celebrates Deepavali on the new moon day of the Kartika month, which falls between the end of October and mid-November. This festival has its roots in Hinduism. It has several legends associated with its origin, differing from region to region, and culture to culture. The most popular ones are the celebration of Lord Rama’s arrival in Ayodhya after slaying Ravan, the celebration of the victory of Lord Krishna after slaying Narakasur, and the birth of Lord Lakshmi from the milk ocean.

Usually, Deepavali celebrations last for five days. The first day is Dhanteras. It is auspicious to perform Lakshmi pooja for wealth and welfare on this day. The second day, Naraka Chaturdashi is the day when Krishna slew Narakasur. The third day is the main day and actual Deepavali. The fourth day is Govardhan Pooja, and the fifth day is Bhaidooj celebrated as a day of brother-sister love. Beautiful rangolis, mouthwatering delicacies, auspicious poojas, and numerous little diyas adorning the house: Deepavali, the world-famous festival of India, is an absolute delight.

Best places to celebrate Diwali in India:

4. Christmas

Christmas in India

Christmas is a festival celebrated all across the world. It is the birthday of Jesus Christ, the Christian God, and a popular festival in India. Indians celebrate Christmas by singing Christmas carols, going to masses, baking cakes, decorating the Christmas tree, and sharing presents with each other. India celebrates Christmas on the 25th of December, like in all parts of the world.

Best places to celebrate Christmas in India:

  • Goa
  • Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Cochin, Kerala
  • Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu
  • Delhi
  • Kolkata, West Bengal

5. Holi

Holi Festival India

Festival of colors: Holi, is one of the most popular festivals of India state-wise and otherwise. It is a Hindu festival, which symbolizes the victory of good over evil. The legend behind Holi is that a cruel demon called Hiranyakashyap created havoc in the world by spreading evil. His own son Prahlad, however, was a righteous and ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu. So, Hiranyakashyap tried to kill Prahlad in many ways.

In one of these attempts, Holika, the demon’s sister sat on a burning pyre and made the five-year-old Prahlad sit on her lap. Holika had magical powers to save herself from getting burnt. However, by the grace of Lord Vishnu, Prahlad was unaffected by the fire while Holika burnt herself to death. This is why every year, on the night before Holi, Holika Dahan, is practiced traditionally. A pyre of combustible materials like wood, cow dung, and hay are burnt to commemorate this event. This is the first tradition of Holi celebrations.

While trying to kill Prahlad by himself, Hiranyakashyap is slain by Lord Vishnu in the form of Narasimha. This victory is celebrated as Holi. Holi is celebrated by applying colors on each other, symbolizing a happy and joyful year. Holi falls in the month of March. It starts from the evening of full moon day (Holika Dahan) of the Phalgun month to the next day (Holi).

Best places to celebrate Holi in India:

  • Barsana, Uttar Pradesh
  • Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh
  • Shantiniketan, West Bengal
  • Udaipur, Rajasthan
  • Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • Anandpur Sahib, Punjab

6. Navratri and Dusshera

Navratri and Dusshera India

Navratri is a nine-day Hindu festival dedicated to Goddess Durga. It is celebrated to honor the glory of Durga after slaying the demon Mahishasur. This popular festival in India falls between the end of September and mid-October. It starts from the first day of the waxing moon in the Ashvini month of the Hindu calendar. On each of the nine days, a different form of Durga is worshipped: Shailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kalaratri, Mahagauri, and Sidhidhatri. Devotees observe fast, make offerings, and perform poojas and prayers during Navratri. It is an important Indian festival.

The tenth day is the main day of the festival, called Dusshera or Vijayadashami. The Navratri celebrations are of wide variety all across India. In the eastern and northeastern states, you will catch a glimpse of Durga Puja with pandals and mouthwatering sweets. You’ll get to enjoy Ramleela in the northern states. In some other states, you will get to see Ravan Dahan as part of celebrations. Some states like Kerala, in the south, consider Vijayadashami as the beginning of new education. While in others like Tamil Nadu, a beautiful display of dolls called Kolu is decorated throughout Navratri.

Best places to celebrate Navratri and Dusshera in India:

  • Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Mysuru, Karnataka
  • Katra, Jammu and Kashmir
  • Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

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7. Eid-Ul-Fitr

Eid-Ul-Fitr India

Ramadan is the sacred month of the Muslim community and one of the famous Indian festivals. Muslims all over the world observe fasting and prayers during this time. Eid-Ul-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan. On this day, fasting is prohibited and special community prayer is held in mosques. Eid-Ul-Fitr falls on the first day of Shawwal month of the lunar Hijri calendar. This is generally towards the end of May and beginning of June in the Gregorian calendar. The festival commences at sunset on the night of the first sighting of the crescent moon. Grand feasts are held, and elders give Idi or gifts to children on this day. It is one of the most popular Indian festivals.

Best places to celebrate Eid-Ul-Fitr in India:

  • Agra, Uttar Pradesh
  • Jama Masjid, Delhi
  • Hyderabad
  • Mumbai
  • Hazratbal, Srinagar

8. Janmashtami

Janmashtami India

Janmashtami is a Hindu festival celebrated on the birthday of Lord Krishna. It falls on the eight-day of the waning moon in Shravan or Bhadrapad month of the Hindu calendar. The month depends on if the full moon or new moon comes on the last day of that month. As per the Gregorian calendar, Janmashtami usually comes between mid-August and the beginning of September. Pooja and offerings are made to the Lord at midnight. Gokulashtami, which is the succeeding day, is celebrated with great pomp. In various parts of India, clay pots of butter and milk are hung from a height and people form human pyramids to break the pot. This is because, as per legend, little Krishna and his friends used to steal butter and milk from households in this manner. Janmashtami is a celebration of joy and is one of the most famous festivals in India state wise.

Best places to celebrate Janmashtami in India:

  • Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
  • Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh
  • Dwarka, Gujarat
  • Udupi, Karnataka
  • Mumbai.

9. Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi India

Most popular Indian festivals: Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most popular Indian festivals. It is a ten-day festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Ganesh, the elephant-headed Hindu God. This festival symbolizes prosperity and welfare. It is also believed that Lord Ganesh comes down to earth to visit his devotees during this time. People create temporary mandaps in their homes to welcome and offer prayers to Ganesh. This tradition is especially auspicious because Lord Ganesh is believed to clear hurdles and bless with success in ventures.

The idols of Ganesh are worshipped for days and immersed in water in the end. Ganesh Chaturthi falls on the fourth day of the waxing moon in the Bhadrapad month of the Hindu calendar. This is usually in the month of September. The final or tenth day of Ganesh Chaturthi is called Anant Chaturdashi. The tradition and culture of this festival have gained fame all over the world in recent years. Hence, Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the famous festivals of India.

Best places to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi in India:

  • Mumbai
  • Pune, Maharashtra
  • Ganpatipule, Maharashtra
  • Goa
  • Varasiddhi Vinayak temple, Andhra Pradesh.

10. Rakshabandhan

Rakshabandhan India

Festival of Brother and Sister: Rakshabandhan is one of the most popular festivals in India. It celebrates the loving relationship between a brother and his sister. On this day, the sister performs pooja and ties a sacred thread called Rakhi on her brother’s wrist. This thread is believed to protect the brother from all kinds of danger. Subsequently, in return, the brother gives gifts to his sister and promises the responsibility of protecting his sister from any harm.

The legend behind this sacred tradition is the divine relation between Draupadi and Lord Krishna in the epic Mahabharata. It is said that once Krishna accidentally cut his finger. A worried Draupadi who was in the vicinity, immediately tore out a piece of cloth from her royal dress to stop the bleeding. Later, when the Kauravas tried to disrobe Draupadi, Krishna used his divine power to provide her with infinite clothing to safeguard her modesty. So, the bond between Krishna and Draupadi is considered a perfect example of brother-sister love. Rakshabandhan is celebrated on the last day of the Shravan month of Hindu calendar. It usually occurs in the month of August.

Best places to celebrate Rakshabandhan in India:

  • Delhi
  • Mumbai
  • Rajasthan
  • Uttar Pradesh

11. Pongal

Indian festivals Pongal India

Festival for Good Harvest: Pongal is a popular festival in India, celebrated in one of the southern states called Tamil Nadu. It is celebrated as an offering to the Sun God for a successful harvest. Pongal is celebrated on the first day of the Tai month according to the Tamil calendar.

Pongal means to boil and overflow. This is a reference to the special offering made to God. This is a traditional dish made of newly harvested rice and jaggery in a clay pot. Drawing of beautiful Kolams, and artwork on the floor using rice flour is also a very important tradition of this festival. Pongal is celebrated by performing poojas and making offerings for three days, which are called Bhogi Pongal, Surya Pongal, Mattu Pongal. The second day, Surya Pongal is the main day of the festival. Moreover, Pongal coincides with another famous festival in India called Makar Sankranti.

Best places to celebrate Pongal in India:

  • Madurai, Tamil Nadu
  • Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
  • Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

12. Maha Shivratri

Indian festivals Maha Shivratri in india

Biggest Festival for Shiv Bhakhts: Maha Shivratri literally translates to ‘great night of Shiva‘. It is a Hindu festival dedicated to Lord Shiva and an important Indian festival. It falls on the 13th night and 14th day of the waning moon in the Phalguna month of the Hindu calendar. This is usually between the end of February and the beginning of March. There are numerous legends associated with Maha Shivratri. According to some, this is the night when Shiva performed the Tandav on Kailas. On another opinion, while churning of the milk ocean for divine nectar, poison came out of it. So, to save the world from it, Lord Shiva consumed this poison. This was on Maha Shivratri. Similarly, others believe that Lord Shiva and his consort Goddess Parvati got married on this day.

Devotees observe a strict fast on Maha Shivratri. An important tradition is to spend the night chanting prayers and not sleeping at all. Other traditions include performing poojas, visiting Shiv temples, and wearing white-colored clothes. Most importantly, a pilgrimage to the Jyotirlinga temples is considered very auspicious during Maha Shivratri. This is one of the popular festivals in India to be celebrated at night.

Best places to celebrate Maha Shivratri in India:

  • 12 Jyotirlingas across India
  • Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
  • Haridwar and Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
  • Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
  • Mandi, Himachal Pradesh
  • Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh

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13. Makar Sankranti

Indian festivals Makar Sankranti in india

Festival for Sun: Makar Sankranti is a popular harvest festival celebrated in India. It is dedicated to Lord Surya or the Sun God. Therefore, it is celebrated on the arrival of summer and the end of the winter season. This day usually comes on 14th or 15th of January. It falls in the Makara month of the solar Hindu calender and Magha month of the lunar Hindu calendar. This is why this festival is also called Maghi or Magha Sankranti. Important traditions include offering prayers and poojas, making a bonfire, and flying kites. Taking a dip in the holy rivers like the Ganges and Yamuna are also considered highly auspicious. In addition to these, Tilgud is a delicious sweet made especially on Makar Sankranti. It is made of sesame and jaggery, taken from the harvest.

Best places to celebrate Makar Sankranti in India:

  • Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • Haridwar, Uttarakhand
  • Hyderabad
  • Mysuru, Karnataka
  • Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh

14. Lohri

Indian festivals Lohri in india

Lohri is one of the many famous festivals in India. It is celebrated in Punjab, one of the northern states of India. This festival is celebrated on 13th January, the day before Makar Sankranti, and falls in the Paush month of the Hindu lunar calendar. Lohri is celebrated to bid goodbye to the winter and welcome summer. It is more of a winter crop season festival. As per different legends, Lohri is dedicated to the Sun God, or to Agnidev or the God of fire, or to the Goddess of Lohri.

Making a bonfire is one of the most important traditions of Lohri. Furthermore, children go door to door to collect items for Lohri singing folk songs. They are rewarded with sweets, delicacies, and gifts. Til rice made of sesame, rice, and jaggery from the newly taken harvest is an important offering of Lohri. Sugarcane harvest is also widely used in celebrations. In addition, Punjabi men and women performing Bhangra and Giddu to the beat of Dhol is a fascinating sight at Lohri.

Best places to celebrate Lohri in India:

  • Amritsar, Punjab
  • Chandigarh
  • Delhi
  • Jalandhar, Punjab
  • Ludhiana, Punjab
Famous festivals in India
Famous festivals in India

15. Buddha Purnima

Indian festivals Buddha Purnima in india

Gautam Buddha Birthday Festival: Buddh Purnima is the birthday of Gautama Buddha, the principle God of Buddhism. Gautama Buddha was born as Prince Siddhartha Gautama, who attained enlightenment after leaving behind his royal life and choosing the spiritual path. Buddha Purnima is a popular festival in India celebrated on the full moon day of the Vaisakha month of the Buddhist calendar. It usually comes in the month of April or May. It is a significant day in Buddhism. Devotees observe a full-length Buddhist sutra and visit Viharas. Kheer, a sweet delicacy is also offered with the prayers. This is to commemorate an event where a maid called Sujata offered this delicacy to Gautama Buddha. White clothes are worn, and devotees spend the day in prayers. Buddha Purnima is celebrated to commemorate the birth, enlightenment, and Paranirvana of Gautama Buddha. It is certainly one of the most famous festivals in India.

Best places to celebrate Buddha Purnima in India:

  • Key monastery, Himachal Pradesh
  • Tawang monastery, Arunachal Pradesh
  • Bodh Gaya, Bihar
  • Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh

16. Mahavir Jayanti

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Birthday of Vardhaman Mahavir: Mahavir Jayanti is a Jain festival that is celebrated as the birthday of Vardhaman Mahavir. It is a significant Indian festival. Vardhaman Mahavir was the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism. He was born as the son of King Siddhartha and Queen Trishala in the Ikshvaku dynasty. This is why this festival is of supreme significance in Jainism. It is celebrated on the thirteenth day of the waxing moon in the Chaitra month of the Hindu calendar. This date usually occurs in March or April. The main tradition is the Rath Yatra or the procession of the idol of God. Abhishek and the poojas of the idol are also performed. Devotees observe fast on this day. Visiting Jain temples and offering prayers is also a common tradition. Besides, Ahimsa rallies are practiced on Mahavir Jayanti. Mahavir Jayanti is an important and popular festival in India.

Best places to celebrate Mahavir Jayanti:

  • Nalanda, Bihar
  • Dilwara temples, Rajasthan
  • Hassan, Karnataka
  • Mount Abu, Rajasthan

17. Baisakhi

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Sikh Community Festival: Baisakhi is a popular festival in India celebrated by the Sikh community. This is because, the Khalsa Panth of warriors was formed on this day, under the guidance of Guru Gobind Singh in 1699. So, this is a very significant event in the history of Sikhism. On Baisakhi, the Gurudwaras are decorated and prayers and offerings are made. Moreover, Nagar kirtan procession is an important tradition of Baisakhi where people of the Sikh community come together and celebrate.

In the same vein, a festival is celebrated by the Hindu community on the same day. This is to mark the beginning of Vaisakha month and the new solar year, as per the Hindu calendar. It is also a celebration of the spring harvest. Baisakhi falls on the 13th or 14th April every year. It one of the famous festivals celebrated in India.

Best places to celebrate Baisakhi:

  • Amritsar, Punjab
  • Jalandhar, Punjab
  • Chandigarh
  • Pinjore, Haryana

18. Easter

festivals of India Easter

Easter is one of the popular festivals of India, celebrated by the Christian community. It is celebrated to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus, after crucifixion and death on Good Friday. The week before Easter is called Holy Week. Maundy Thursday and Good Friday of the Holy Week are considered important days. Christians spend the Holy week in prayers. Easter is usually celebrated on the first Sunday after the ecclesiastical full moon, which occurs on or soonest after 21st March. It is a very significant festival in the Christian community. Easter egg is a traditional symbol that denotes the empty tomb from which the Lord resurrected. It is a very famous festival in India, celebrated in many states.

Best places to celebrate Easter:

  • Goa
  • Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu
  • Cochin, Kerala
  • Aizawl, Mizoram
  • Mumbai

19. Karva Chauth

festivals of India Karva Chauth

Karva Chauth is a Hindu festival celebrated by women in the northern parts of India. It is one of the most popular festivals in India state wise, in which Hindu women observe fast for the long life of their husbands. Karva Chauth is observed four days after the full moon, in the Kartika month of the Hindu calendar. This usually falls in October or November. The celebration starts a few days before the main day when women buy Karvas or clay pots in which they collect bangles, small clothing, ribbons, and sweets. These decorated pots are then exchanged among women on Karva Chauth.

The main tradition of fasting begins at dawn. The women don’t eat anything for the entire day. Meanwhile, in the evening, all the women in the community gather together. An older woman narrates the Karva Chauth story during this gathering. When she pauses each time, pooja songs are sung, and the women circumambulate or take feras. After this, the women wait till the moonrise. When the moon rises, they see the moon through a sieve or the end of her saree, or in the reflection of water. Subsequently, to seek blessings of the moon, water is offered to the moon. At this point, the husband takes the water and offers it to his wife. She consumes it, thus breaking her fast. By completing the fast, the wife attains the strength to stop death. It is a key tradition observed in many parts of India.

Best places to celebrate Karva Chauth:

  • Delhi
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Rajasthan
  • Punjab

20. Onam

festivals of India Onam

Harvest Festival in South India: Onam is one of the famous festivals of India state-wise, celebrated in Kerala, the southernmost state of India. It is the official state festival which lasts for ten days. The main day falls on the 22nd day called Thiruvonam of the Chingam month of the Malayalam calendar. Onam is celebrated as a harvest festival. This day is also the birthday of Vamana Avtar of Lord Vishnu. Additionally, it is believed that on this day, Vamana blessed King Mahabali. Hence, Onam is celebrated to commemorate this event.

One of the most beautiful traditions of Onam is the flower art made on the floor called Pookkalam. Boat races, Pulikkali, and Onam Kali, are also important traditions of the festival. Another key delight is the Onam Sadya or the grand feast for lunch. Served on a plantain leaf, this is a nine-course feast with nearly two dozen dishes and delicacies. The main three days of Onam are called Uthradam, the day before Onam, Thiruvonam, the main day, and Avittam, the next day. It is a popular festival in India and so, must be experienced at least once in a lifetime.

Best places to celebrate Onam:

  • Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
  • Thrissur, Kerala
  • Aranmula, Kerala
  • Cochin, Kerala
  • Mumbai
  • Delhi

21. Gurpurab

Popular festivals in India Gurpurab

Popular Sikh Festival in India: Gurpurab is an important and popular Sikh festival in India, state wise. This is because, the day commemorates the birth of Guru Nanak, the first Sikh Guru and founder of Sikhism. This day falls on the full moon day of the month Kartika of Hindu lunar calendar. This usually occurs in November. Akhand Path or non-stop reading of Guru Granth Sahib for 48 hours is done two days before Gurpurab in Gurudwaras. Moreover, on the day of Gurpurab, early morning processions called Prabhat Pheris start from Gurudwaras, singing hymns and prayers.

In Sikh homes, the celebration starts at Amrit Vela which is between 4 and 5 am. Morning hymns called Asaa-Ki-Vaar are sung during this time. After this, Katha and Kirtan, which means the scripture and hymns of Sikhs are recited. In addition to this, Langar is the community lunch served at Gurudwaras. This lunch is free and for all, and it symbolizes the supreme quality of brotherhood and service between all men and women irrespective of caste, creed, and cultures. The entire festival centers around devotion and service. Hence, Gurpurab is one of the most sacred and significant festivals of Sikhism.

Best places to celebrate Gurpurab:

  • Golden temple, Amritsar, Punjab
  • Gurudwara Manikaran Sahib, Kullu
  • Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, New Delhi

22. Basant Panchami

Popular festivals in India Basant Panchami

Basant Panchami is a popular festival in India, of Hindu tradition. Also called as Vasant Panchami, this festival is celebrated to welcome the spring festival in India. It is celebrated on the fifth day of the waning moon in the Magha month of the Hindu calendar. This usually occurs between the end of January and beginning of February. In Hindu belief, Goddess Saraswati is considered to be the Goddess of education, arts, and welfare. So, on Basant Panchami, Saraswati is worshipped in many parts of India. This day is also honored as the beginning of education every year by many Hindu communities. As yellow is the color associated with Saraswati, devotees wear yellow colored clothing. Even in the case of delicacies, sweets and dishes with a flavor of yellow using saffron, are prepared on Basant Panchami. Basant Panchami is a famous festival in India, celebrated all throughout the Indian subcontinent.

Best places to celebrate Basant Panchami:

  • Punjab
  • Haryana
  • Uttarakhand
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Rajasthan
  • Delhi

23. Chhat Puja

Popular festivals in India Chhat Puja

Chhat Puja is a popular festival in India state wise, observed by the Hindu community. It is a special pooja and offering made to the Sun God and Shashthi Devi. Along with them, the consorts of the Sun God, called Usha and Pratyusha are also worshipped. The first pooja in the morning is offered to the Sun God and Usha (dawn), and the last pooja in the evening to Sun God and Pratyusha (dusk). This is because it is believed that these deities are responsible for the welfare of the earth and abundance of necessary raw materials for life. This is why every year Chhat Puja is celebrated as gratitude.

Sweets and delicacies, which emphasize without the usage of salt, onion, and garlic, are prepared as an offering. The offerings are made to the Sun God at the banks of a pond or any other water body. Normally, Chhat Puja is performed by women in the family. The rituals in Chhat Puja include fasting, holy dip in the waters, and staying in the water for long periods during the Puja. Chhat Puja is one of the most auspicious religious celebrations practiced in the country. It is also one of the many famous festivals of India and should be witnessed at least once.

Best places to celebrate Chhat Puja:

  • Bihar
  • Jharkhand
  • Uttar Pradesh


1. What is the most popular festival in India?

Deepavali or Diwali is the most popular festival celebrated in India.

2. What is the most important festival in India?

Republic Day and Independence Day have great national significance. Hence, these two days are the most important Indian festivals.

3. Which is the most popular festival celebrated?

Deepavali or Diwali and Navrati and Dusshera are the two festivals that are the most celebrated festivals. These two festivals are popular as widely celebrated all across India.

4. How many festivals are celebrated in India?

More than 30 festivals are celebrated in India. Out of these, the most popular 29 festivals are listed above in detail.

5. Which festival is known as the festival of pictures?

The Chaitraul festival celebrated in Himachal Pradesh, India is known as the festival of pictures.

6. Which is the national festival of India?

Republic Day, Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanti are the national festivals of India.

7. What are the three types of festival?

The three types of festivals celebrated in India are: National festivals, religious festivals and harvest festivals.

8. Which city is known as City of Festival of India?

Madurai in Tamil Nadu is known as the City of festivals of India.

9. What are the most important Hindu festivals?

The most important Hindu festivals include
1. Deepavali or Diwali,
2. Holi,
3. Navratri and Dusshera,
4. Janmashtami,
5. Ganesh Chaturthi, and
6. Maha Shivratri.

10. What are the Hinduism festivals?

Hinduism festivals are the religious festivals that are observed and celebrated by the Hindu community across the world. The most popular and important Hinduism and Indian festivals are listed above in detail.

Here are the famous festivals of India state-wise. These Indian festivals will make you full of joy. So, when are you planning on making a visit to India to share in these grand festivals? Whenever you’re ready, we’re here to welcome you with folded hands in Namaste!

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