No matter when you travel to Delhi, there is a good chance you will be able to enjoy one of its many fairs or festivals. Get a taste of Delhi’s rich culture and history by checking out one (or several) of these fairs and festivals taking place this year and into next!
Holi – March 7-8
This is one of most colorful festivals with a message of friendship and is enjoyed in the whole of North India. The traditional fashioned celebrations of Holi take place in Mathura or as the Elephant Festival at Jaipur, which are both within driving distance from Delhi.
Baisakhi – April 13
Sikh communities all over the world celebrate this day as the New year as well as the birth of the revolutionary concept of “Five Dear Ones” the Panch Piyaras by the last Guru in 1699. A grand procession marks this occasion.
Delhi International Mango Festival – July 7-8
India’s King of fruits, is specialty of our summers, and it is prized all over the world. Come to this two days festival to taste and enjoy the finest of Mangos.
Independence day – August 15
It was the 15th of this month in 1947, India got it’s Independence from British rule. The famous Red Fort is the venue where each year Prime Minster would address the Nation and the world. As a National holiday, all the roof tops and lawns of Delhi are filled with people flying colorful kites and maneuvering to beat the others.
Dusshera Festival – October 24
The day one of Hindu God Lord Rama killed the demon Ravana representing Evil, and for centuries this day has been celebrated as a victory of good over evil. Thousands throng to witness this recreation every year. In Delhi in past Emperors sat with masses to be part of this event, now Prime Minister of India attends it at Old Delhi.
Dewali – November 13
The special worship of the Goddess of wealth, this festival of lights is now celebrated all over the world including House of Commons in England. Every city in India is decorated with lights and fire crackers add to the festivities.
Christmas – December 25
The night mass held across in all the churches followed by the prayers, is an event to be part in Delhi. Christmas is celebrated with the same gaiety as any other festival.
Republic Day – January 26
India became a Democratic Republic on this day in 1950, and our Constriction was adopted and conferred on the people of India. The occasion is marked with a grand military and colorful cultural display which lasts for 2 hours at the mail central avenue known at Raj Path. More than 4, 00,000 people are actually present and witnessing, where as millions view it on television across the globe.
Jahan-e-Khusro – February or March
This event of musical performances over three days is for everyone who is in love with SUFISM (a mystic way of love to approach Allah).
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