Uttarakhand is a home to several temples and also a place where many festivals are celebrated with much enthusiasm. The presence of major pilgrimage centers is the reason for celebrating various festivals in Uttarakhand. Most of these festivals are celebrated over a period of two to three days followed by dance and music. On the eve of most of the festivals the places near the temples are transformed into important hubs where tourists from all over India and from the world gather to take part.

Uttarakhand starts the New Year with Makar Sankranti in January followed by the festival of Kale Kauve or Ghughutia. Vasant Panchami signals the arrival of spring. Nandadevi Rajjaat Yatra is the most popular festival of Uttarakhand. Ganga Dussehra is celebrated in the month of May and June, and involves the worshipping of the holy river Ganga. Many other festivals are celebrated at Uttarakhand, which include Ram Navami, Holi, Krishna Janmasthami, Kamika Ekadash and Maha Shivratri. For more information on Uttarakhand visit http://www.uttarakhandonline.in/about

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List of Festivals in Uttarakhand

New Year's Day
Makar Sankranti
Mauni Amavasya
Vasant Panchami
Magha Purnim
Maha Shivratri
Holika Dahan
Chaitra Navratri
Ram Navami
Mahavir Jayanti
Hanuman Jayanti
Ramadan (Roza)
Buddha Poornima
Ganga Dussehra
Guru Purnima  
Kamika Ekadashi
Hariyali Teej
Bakra Eid
Raksha BandhanJanmashtmiMuharram
Maha Navratri
Maha Navami
Karva Chauth
Ahoi Ashtami
Choti Diwali
Bhai Dooj
Kartik Purnima
Christmas Day 


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