Festivals of India

India is a land of great diversity. It described as a land of many Devotionals and innumerable languages, it might well be described as a land of festivals as well. Indians love celebrating every little occasion from the harvesting of crops, welcoming the spring or rain, to seeing the full moon lends itself to joyous celebrations splashed with colors, music, folk dances and songs. Even the birthdays of divine beings are celebrated by connecting them with particular festivals.

Here's a list of common religious and national festivals celebrated all over India.

 

January - April Festivals

Maha Shivratri

Maha Shivratri

Maha Shivaratri, the night of the worship of Shiva, occurs on the 14th night of the new moon during the dark half of the month of Phalguna. It falls on a moonless February night, when Hindus offer special prayer to the lord of destruction....
Basant Panchami

Basant Panchami

Basant Panchami, the Festival of Kites, falls on Panchami of the Sukal Paksh ( Waxing moon) towards the close of winter in the month of January-February. The weather circle seems to be changing otherwise basant used to bring a message of softness in the weather in place of the hard cold season. ...
Holi - The festival of Colors

Holi - The festival of Colors

On the fifth day of the dark half of Phalgun the feast of Color is celebrated. The festival marks the end of the year according to the Indian calendar, and the spirit of festivity is alive in every Hindu household. It is celebrated throughout India in early spring with cheer and gaiety...
Mahavir Jayanti

Mahavir Jayanti

Mahavir Jayanti marks the birthday of Mahavira, founder of the modern Jain religion and the last in the galaxy of 24 Teerthankaras (Jain Prophets).He was born on the 13th day of the rising moon of Chaitra, in either 599 BC or 615 BC . ...
Shree Ram Navami

Ram Navami

Ram Navami is a festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Rama. Rama Navami falls on the ninth day of a Hindu lunar year or Chaitra Masa Sukla paksha Navami, which usually falls in March or April....
Baisakhi

Baisakhi

Baisakhi (also called Vaisakhi) is a harvest festival which is celebrated on the thirteenth day of April according to the solar calendar. This day marks the beginning of the Hindu solar new year....
Shree Hanuman Jayanti

Hanuman Jayanti

In the month of Chaitra, along with Bhagwan Ramchandra,the manifestation of Ramchandra's ardent devotee Hanumanji (the monkey god widely venerated throughout India), on Chaitra Poornima. Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Hanuman Ji. ....