Enjoy a Feeling of Rejuvenation with Top 10 Spring Festivals in India
Spring means new life, new beginnings and new hopes and aspirations. After long, bleak winter months, spring season rolls in with flowers blooming everywhere, crops ready for harvest and a sense of peace and serenity. India, the land of Festivals celebrates this season which is manifested in different festivals. Embark on Festival Tours of India and enjoy how common Indian people come together to enjoy and celebrate season change that fills them with fresh hopes for a better future.
Hindu calendar begins with Basant Panchami and is considered a very auspicious day for new beginnings. It is celebrated with much fanfare all over the country. Whether it is about starting a new business or setting a marriage date, Basant Panchami is considered as the most auspicious day. It falls in the month of late January or early February. People wear yellow that marks yellow mustard seeds found in full bloom in crops. People also pray to Goddess Saraswati.
Khajuraho Dance Festival
Khajuraho is known for its architecturally-renowned historic temples. Once in a year, the temple witnesses a dance festival that attracts visitors from all across the country and abroad and enjoys the display of classical Indian dance styles. Seek the help of India tour operator and enjoy the festival.
Chapchar Kut (First Week of March)
This festival is celebrated in Mizoram to mark bamboo harvesting. As part of this festival, people indulge in bamboo dance, also called Cheraw. It is performed by Mizo women who skillfully perform a dance on the beats of bamboo sticks.
Goa celebrates the onset of spring with the popular Goa Festival. The state witnesses the famous Goa Carnival which is enjoyed by revelers gathered from all over the world. This festival was started in 18th Century by the Portuguese before Lent as a local feast. A formal ball and street parades in colorful attire is the highlight of the festival. Explore some of the best tour packages available and ensure that Goa Festival also features in the trip.
Holi Festival – The Festival of Colors
Also known as the festival of colors, Holi is celebrated in almost all parts of North India amidst much fanfare and excitement. People throw colors and water on each other through water guns. The India Holi Tour is also celebrated as a mark of victory of good over the evil by burning Holika and killing of Hiranyakashyap.
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Festival Date : ( 4th – 10th March 2020 )
It is one of the popular Rajasthani festivals which is celebrated to honor Goddess Gauri (an incarnation of Goddess Parvati). It also celebrates the wheat harvest in Rajasthan. Women wear beautiful poshak and pray Goddess Gauri for the long life of their husbands. The highlight of the festival is Gangaur ki Sawari wherein the statue of the Goddess is taken around the city amidst drum beats.
This festival is celebrated by Konyak tribe of Mon District in Nagaland. The festival marks a lot of fun and merriment. The dancers don their festival traditional wear and dance, sing, eat and drink through the day and night. They consume rice beer especially prepared for the festival and have a gala time. It marks sowing of seeds in the crops.
This is a popular harvest festival celebrated in Arunachal Pradesh. As part of this festival, people of this state worship Goddess Mopin and pray her to bring prosperity and ward off evil spirits. Popir, the folk dance of the state is performed by the womenfolk of Arunachal Pradesh.
India celebrates two Navratri every year. One of them is Vasant Navratri which marks the beginning of Hindu Lunisolar calendar and is considered as Holy Nine Nights of Spring. The festival celebrates different forms of Shakti and worshipped across North India seeking blessings of divine mother Goddess. The last day of the festival marks the birthday of Lord Rama.
It is a popular festival celebrated in the state of Maharashtra on the first day of Vasant Navami. The festival marks a spectacular parade that starts from Girgaon in Mumbai. It is interesting to watch women wearing sarees riding motorbikes. The culture of the state is depicted in the massive floats. Locals wear their traditional attire and are a stunning display of rich culture and traditions of the state.
India is a land of diverse culture, traditions and heritage. These festivals are the best way to know more about this amazing country. Ask your India tour operator to include any of these festivals in your itinerary giving you a brief glimpse of this majestic nation.