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 02th, Easter (हिंदी) on April 04th and Baisakhi (हिंदी), the harvest festival on the 14th 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), Kaila Devi Fair (हिंदी), Mahaveerji Fair (हिंदी). This month also marks the birth anniversary of Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (हिंदी).

With Chaitra Navratri (हिंदी) beginning on 13th of April, and Ram Navami (हिंदी) on the 21st, this week 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.

People of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka will celebrate their New Year with Ugadi/Gudi Padwa (हिंदी) on 13th of April. Gangaur Festival (हिंदी) will be celebrated on 15th April 2021. Gangaur is a colorful festival of Rajasthan and some parts of Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat as well wherein consorts of Lord Shiva and Gauri are worshiped by married and unmarried women to gain blessings of health, long life and marital bliss.

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 13th of April amidst prayer meetings.

Aside from these, other festivals to be celebrated this month are Vishu (हिंदी) and Papmochani Ekadashi (हिंदी).

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