Festivals of India 2015
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
April brings in a lot of great festivals for all of us! Starting with April Fools Day , pranks on the lighter side are waiting to be played upon in good spirit celebrating the essence of this festival. It is also the time to celebrate Good Friday on the 3rd, Easter on April 5th and Baisakhi, the harvest festival on the 13th of this month. We hope it spreads happiness and blessings upon all of us.
Another harvest festival Bohag Bihu will be celebrated mid April as per the Hindu Calendar. People sing folk songs and idols of Gods are worshiped on this day with tremendeous devotion. This month also marks the birth anniversary of Saint Surdas Jayanti, Ramanuja Acharya Jayanti and Parshuram Jayanti.
Join hands to celebrate some of the world UN Days like the World Haemophilia Day, World Heritage Day, World Book Day, Manav Ekta Diwas and Earth Day this month and raise awareness amongst people around you regarding these important causes.
Hanuman Jayanti is another festival that falls in April to worship Lord Hanuman. Fasts will be observed on Varuthini Ekadashi, Ganga Saptami & Sita Navami to get rid of all sins of past lives.
Aside from these, other festivals to be celebrated this month are Vishu, Jallianwala Bagh Day and Arattupuzha Pooram.
Explore and enjoy the panorama of Festivals / Fairs / Melas celebrated in India.