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

April (Chaitra/Baisakh)

April brings in a lot of great festivals for all of us! Starting with April Fools Day(हिंदी) 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(हिंदी) on the 10th, Easter(हिंदी) on April 12th and Baisakhi(हिंदी) , 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(हिंदी) will be celebrated mid April as per the Hindu Calendar. People sing folk songs and idols of Gods are worshiped on this day with tremendous devotion. This month celebrates Mahavir Jayanti(हिंदी) , and Vallabh Acharya Jayanti(हिंदी) . This month also marks the birth anniversary of Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar(हिंदी) .

This year Ram Navami(हिंदी) falls on the 02nd April and will attract huge crowd to the temples and at the banks of the holy Ganges. Hanuman Jayanti(हिंदी) is another festival that falls in April to worship Lord Hanuman. Fasts will be observed on Varuthini Ekadashi(हिंदी) to get rid of sufferings.

Join hands to celebrate some of the World Haemophilia Day(हिंदी) , World Heritage Day(हिंदी) , World Book Day(हिंदी) , Manav Ekta Diwas(हिंदी) and Earth Day(हिंदी) this month and raise awareness amongst people around you regarding these important causes. Jallianwala Bagh Day(हिंदी) is also observed on the 13th of April amidst prayer meetings.

Aside from these, other festivals to be celebrated this month are Vishu(हिंदी) and Shab-E-Barat(हिंदी) .

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