Festivals of India 2016
Indian Festivals are 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 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 October 2016
October (Ashwin / Karthik):
Welcome to the land of Festivals
- India! Here each festival has a deep cultural, philosophical and traditional value
attached with it. It is the land of celebrations, carnival and festivities where
every month comes with an unmatched splendor and pomp. And October opens a basket
full of festive goodies for all of us.
Beginning on a note of patriotism, this month marks the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on the 2nd of October.
It is also a day to commemorate the birth of the former PM of Republic India- Shri
Lal Bahadur Shashtri. In 2016. In 2016, the Central Air
Command will commemorate the anniversary of the Indian Air Force Day on October
8th. The traditional parade at the respective Air bases will be conducted to mark
the beginning of the celebration. Also, the UNO Day will be celebrated on the 24th of
this month. The Rashtriya Ekta Diwas is celebrated
on the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on October 31st every year.
Several activities including Run for Unity and March Past will take place in the
country's capital New Delhi.
From this month on, Nagaland gears up for its week long Tsokum Festival o thank god for
great crops and well being of their loved ones. While Meghalaya celebrates its Pomblang Lewduh on the 4rth. This 3 day festival is celebrated
by performing the traditional tribal Khasi dance. The Cape Festival will begin this month
in the far south of Kanyakumari, portraying the traditions and rich culture of the
The famous Jhiri Mela of Jammu will be celebrated this month to pay
homage to Baba Jitu and his holy soul. People from all round the world especially
come and take a dip in the Babe-da-Talab to miraculously cure their skin disorders.
In the Barabanki Mela of Uttar Pradesh, celebrations including
Kavi Sammelan, Kite Flying, Rifle Shooting etc. will keep you busy all throughout.
This is the most incredible aspect of the month of October that special regional
celebrations of festivals, fairs and carnivals like Kati Bihu, Rayalaseemma Food and Dance Festival,
Autumn Festival, Koratty Murthy's Feast
and many more glorify the spirit of togetherness in our country.
Since this month corresponds to the Hindu months of Ashwin and Karthik, October
also hosts the much awaited festival like Navaratri, Dussehra, Durga Puja and Diwali. Sikhs all around
the world will celebrate Guru Ram Das Jayanti on the
9th of October.
October marks the death anniversary of many influential personalities of history
Indira Gandhi, Jaiprakash Narain and Munshi Premchand. Other
festivals to be celebrated in the month of October are Muharram, Ayudha Puja and Ram Barat.
and enjoy the panorama of Festivals / Fairs / Melas celebrated in India.