Festivals of India 2014
Indian Festivals celebrated by varied cultures and through their special rituals add to the colours of Indian Heritage. Some festivals welcome the seasons of the year, the harvest, the rains, or the full moon. Others celebrate religious occasions, the birthdays of divine beings, saints, and gurus (revered teachers), 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... Read More
Festivals in September 2014
September 2014 ( Bhadrapada - Ashvin):
India is a fascinating land of festivals where each festival is marked with a deep philosophical implication and presents an unmatched diction to the splendor of that particular carnival. Like other months, Indians celebrate a number of festivals in the month of September.
The month takes off with the celebration of Teachers Day, falling on the 5th of September each year. This day is celebrated in the honor of Rabrindranath Tagore on his birthday. Most schools in India celebrate this day where teachers are honored and skits and school activities are performed.
September also celebrates Onam, one of the most important festivals of Kerala. This festival is celebrated over a period of 10 days to welcome the harvest season after the excessive rains of the monsoons. The preparations for Onam start weeks in advance and it's celebrated with such togetherness and galore, irrespective of castes and religion. The whole of Kerala is in a festive mode, and there is no dampening the spirit of Onam. Festivities, decorations, competitive sporting activities like boat races, craftsmen fairs are the order of the day. Onam also overlaps the New Year in the Malayalam culture, giving it an added zest.
Some of the other festivals observed in September are, Pitru Paksh when respects are paid to deceased family members and the ancestors. Amongmom Festival, Aranmula Vallamkali, Bera Utsav and World Ozone Day are some of the other festivals celebrated during this month.
Explore and enjoy the panorama of Festivals / Fairs / Melas in the month of September.