Important Festivals of India
Important Festivals of India is an important topic in the Static GK section for General Knowledge based competitive Exams. It would be a good idea to go through some of these important facts so that you don’t miss out on the opportunity of scoring these easy few marks.
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What is the significance of Festivals?
Festivals are an expressive way to celebrate glorious heritage, culture, and traditions. They are meant to rejoice special moments and emotions in our lives with our loved ones. They play an important role to add structure to our social lives and connect us with our families and backgrounds.
Festivals in India are celebrated with great passion and joy. Even the foreigners who arrive in India get overwhelmed after watching Indian festivals. In India, numerous numbers of festivals are celebrated. Madurai is called the city of temples and festivals.
National Festivals of India
Independence Day, Gandhi Jayanti, and Republic Day are three national festivals celebrated in India. Each of these festivals has its own importance. The day in which India got Independence on August 15 of every year is celebrated as Independence Day. Republic Day honors the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect on 26 January 1950 replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India and thus, turning the nation into a newly formed republic.
Gandhi Jayanti on October 2 marks the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, who is considered to be one of the most prominent leaders of the Indian Independence movement. Every year on October 2, India celebrates the birth of its iconic leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
Here’s the state-wise list of all the Important Festivals of India:
|1.||Andhra Pradesh||Sankranthi, Deepothsavam Tyagaraja Festival, Ugadi ( New Year), Rottela Panduga|
|2.||Telangana||Bathukamma, Ugadi, Kothakonda Jatara, Bonalu|
|3.||Assam and Manipur||Bihu, Bohag Bihu, Kati Bihu (Kangali Bihu), Porag, Gaan-Ngai|
|4.||Bihar||Chhath, Sama Chakeva, Jivitputrika, Rajgir Dance Festival|
|5.||Delhi||Bharat Rang Mahtsav, Qutub Festival, Sabrang Utsav, Jahan-e-Khusrau, Siffcy, Holi|
|6.||Haryana||Surajkund Craft Mela, Baiakhi Festival|
|7.||Goa||Zatra at Cansaulim, Feast of Three Kings, Sunburn Festival, Gokulashtami, Feast of St Francis Xavier|
|8.||Gujarat||Navratri, Kite Festival, Mohorram- Ramzan, Holi|
|9.||Himachal Pradesh||Minjar Mela, Kullu Dussehra, Jwalamukhi Fair|
|10.||Jammu and Kashmir||Accession Day, Sont, Galdan Namchot, Jeth Ashtami, Mela at Hemis Gampa, Har Navami, Chhari Festival|
|11.||Karnataka||Kanakadasa Jayanthi, Makara Sankranti, Ugadi, Japan Habba, Karaga, Bangalore Karaga Dasahra|
|12.||Kerala||Onam, Theyyam, Pooram, Vishu|
|13.||Madhya Pradesh||Khajuraho Dance Festival, Malwa Utsav, Tansen Music Festival|
|14.||Odisha||Rathyatra,Nuakhai, Dhanuyatra, Konark Festival|
|15.||Punjab and Haryana||Lahri, Baisakhi, Guruparab, Holla Mohalla, Teej, Tikka|
|16.||Rajasthan||Gangaur, Camel Festival, Baneshwar Fair, Chaksu Fair, Teej, Pushkar Fair, Urs at Ajmer|
|17.||Tamil Nadu||Pongal, Panguni Uthiram, Puthandu (Tamil New Year), Thaipusam, Jangura Habba, Vaikunta Ekadashi, Jallikattu Festival|
|18.||Tripura||Karachi Puja, Tripureshwari Temple Festival|
|19.||Uttar Pradesh||Brahmotsav, Ram Navami, Sravana Festival, Ban Yatra, Kumbh Mela, Kans ka Mela, Ram Leela|
|20.||Maharashtra||Gudi Padwa, Ganesh Chaturthi, Rishi Panchami|
|21.||West Bengal||Dushera, Gangasagar Mela, Poush Mela, Bhadu, Ramakrishna Utsav, Vasant Panchami, Naba Barsha, Durga Puja|
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