7 Best Winter Festivals in India that You Must Attend
India is one of the most beautiful countries in the whole world and known for its vibrant culture, traditions, ancient architectural marvels, historical significance, beautiful destinations, and different types of festival celebrations. Although, there are many festivals in India celebrated throughout the whole year but the winter festivals in India are more fun to be a part of festivals in India. So today we have listed some of the best winter festivals in India that every tourist should experience while visiting India during the winter season.
Diwali is a festival of lights and it is one of the widely celebrated winter festivals in India. Diwali is a Hindu festival that celebrated with loads of fervor especially in Northern parts of India. The festival signifies to the victory of good over evil and the return of Lord Ram from his 14 years of exile. The festival is celebrated in India between October to November every year. During this festival, people usually greets everyone, exchange sweets & gifts, burn crackers, and worship goddess Laxmi.
Dates: Saturday, 14 November 2020
Holi is also one of the most famous winter festivals in India. Usually celebrated in the month of March, Holi is also known as the festival of colors as on this day, people usually through colored water and powder on each other, dance on loud music, and greets everyone whom they meet. The festival is celebrated mostly in northern and central parts of India with loads of fervor and zealously.
Dates: 9 to 10 March 2020
3. Durga Puja
Usually celebrated in the month of October, Durga Puja is a festival of Hindu’s. Usually, on this day, people worship their Goddess Durga, Maa Laxmi, Saraswati, and also paid to Lord Ganesha. The things that pull in individuals on this day are the pandals that are humongous and are tremendous to watch, there is an entrancing blend of lights which fills the group with vitality, and after that, there is exceptional Dhaak and Dhunuchi move execution that everybody savors. These things are in fact great to watch since they happen just once every year.
Dates: 22 to 26 October 2020
4. Pongal Festival
Pongal is one of the most popular winter festivals of South India which is celebrated widely in the state of Tamil Nadu. The festival is celebrated Tamil’s to pay gratitude to their God of nature giving them a good crop of harvest. Traditional folk dances and cooking many delicious dishes together can be seen during the celebration of this festival.
Dates: 15 to 18 January 2020
5. Kite Festival
Kite Festival is another eventful festival celebrated during the winter season in India. Mostly celebrated in the western parts of India, the kite festival is not only celebrated only by Indians but people also from different countries, came India to celebrate this winter festival in India. This festival is usually held in the month of January and people fly kites, share sweets, and make dance on loud music on their roofs.
Dates: 15 January 2020
6. Goa Carnival Festival
Goa Carnival Festival is the most popular festival celebrated with loads of fervor in the state. You can appreciate a great carnival which was at first begun by the Portuguese, who ruled Goa before it was a piece of India. There are marches and occasions that keep the energy of the sightseers alive. It is a multi-day celebration held from 25th Feb. – 28th Feb every year.
Dates: 22 to 25 February 2020
7. Rann Utsav Gujrat
Usually celebrated between November to February. Rann Utsav is an awesome winter festival in India. The best place to see better insights into this festival is Gujrat. During this festival, traditional folk dances and a carnival of music can be seen in the white sand desert.
Dates: 28 October to 23 February 2020
So this was our list of some of the best winter festivals in India that every tourist should experience once while visiting India during the winter season. If you already have celebrated or been a part of one of these festivals ever then do share your experience with us in the comment section below.