Festivals of India 2014 - 2015
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 December 2014
December (Marghsheesh / Paush):
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, December opens its basket of varied important festivals which are celebrated unanimously all over the country.
The last month of the year, December is known for its cold weather and snowfalls, and this brings the much awaited celebrations of Christmas worldwide.
Apart from the Santa Clauses and the Reindeers, the month of December also hosts some of the important United Nations' proclaimed days such as the World AIDS Day, International Day of Persons with Disabilities and the Human Rights Day spreading awareness to the world.
The regional fairs and carnivals continue to bloom in December with the Hornbill Festival in Nagaland, Lokranjan in Madhya Pradesh, Rann Utsav in Gujrat, Winter Festival at Mt.Abu (Rajasthan), Lumbini Festival in Andhra, Chumpha Festival in Manipur and many more.
And wait, the fun and frolic just doesn't end here. Grandiose celebrations and parties at the New Year Eve welcomes the upcoming New Year and bids farewell to the one that gave us a lot to Cheer for!
Explore and enjoy the panorama of Festivals / Fairs / Melas in the month of December.