Punjabi Culture


January 8, 2020

1)GANESH CHATHURTHI: This festival held during the months of August and September ,People worship lord Ganesha who is believed to be remover of obstacles and god of wisdom ,this festival is also known as vinayaka chathuthi lasts for 10days ,this is celebrated all over India

This year this will be celebrated from 2nd September to 12th september2019

2)ABHANERI FESTIVAL: This festival is celebrated in Abhaneri city in Rajasthan, this festival is celebrated for 2-4 days .The motive of this festival is to show richness ,colour and diversity of Rajasthan .you will enjoy langa singing ,Kacchi ghodi dance ,bhawai dance , very interesting puppet show and art  works etc.

This is a local festival celebrated only in Abhaneri village which is 90kms away from Jaipur .

This year it will be celebrated from 29th  and 30th September 2019.

3)NAROPA FESTIVAL: This is festival is related to Buddhism it is celebrated in Ladakh  .This is festival is also known as KUMBHA OF LADAKH .The grand opening ceremony of it mesmerize everyone ,during this festival people visit Hemis Monastery .

This festival takes place once  in 12years.Now it will be celebrated in 2030.

4)ONAM FESTIVAL: This festival is celebrated in Kerala at the end of the monsoon season and celebrated for 10days ,another name of this festival is harvest festival also .this festival is famous for decoration of flowers ,elephant procession ,snake boat race, tiger dance and traditional music performance .Main motive of this festival is to establish the culture and the beauty that comes from it.

This year this festival will be celebrated feom 1st September to 13th September 2019.

5)PAYIPPAD SNAKE BOAT RACE :This traditional snake boat race takes place every year in Kerala this race is linked with Hindu temple Subramanya swamy temple

The main attraction of this race is that 50 to 100 rowers accommodate themselves in a long boat they sing enthusiastic songs to motivate each other ,people from various place come to see this boat race

This year race will be held on 13th September 2019

6)Pune international literary festival: This festival provides platform to the writers ,publishers and readers of Pune to showcase their creative work and art .Eminent personalities around the world inaugurate this festival to promote literature .

This year the festival will be held on 20th September to 22nd September 2019.

7)ZIRO FESTIVAL: This festival is music festival held every year in ZIRO of Arunachal pardesh .This is basically open air music concert in which people around the world participate ,apart from concert people like to explore the culture of Arunachal pardesh

This year ziro festival will be celebrated from 26th  to 29th September 2019.

8)Jaipur shopping festival : This festival is unique in itself as other festivals are celebrated as a tradition of culture and religion ,this festival is celebrated only for fun and enjoyment .This shopping festival takes place at different destinations every year.A huge variety of shopping material is available at this festival including wooden to electrical appliances.

This year it will be celebrated from 25rd September to 23rd October 2019.

9) NAVRATRI  OR DURGA PUJA–NINE NIGHTS OF FASTING AND CELEBRTAIONS :Navratri is nine nights long celebration is one of the major festival of north India and on Gujarat, during this festival people follow a religious  fasting regime . People perform DANDIYA AND GARBA dance to worship goddess Amba in nine forms, huge idols installed on podiums and massive pandal decoration is done to cover the whole city in the excitement of this festival.

This year Navaratri and durga puja will be celebrated from 29th September to 7th October 2019.

10)  Dussehra –victory of good over evil : This festival is celebrated all over the India , this is one of the most popular festival of India, marks the demise Ravana ,Meghnath and kumbhkarana . This festival is also known as vijaya Dashmi ,during nine days of navaratri ramlilla is enacted and 10th day enactment of Ravana dahan .apart from this Dushera is celebrated in other states as special festival like

a)KULLU DUSHERA: 8th – 15th  October 2019

b)MYSORE DUSHERA: will be celebrated from 29th September to 9th October 2019.

11)RAJASTHAN INTERNATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL: Another name of this festival is Jodhapur RIFF , this festival is related to art and music and the motive is to promote traditional performance art . It is celebrated in Mehrangarh fort .The event has been declared as the people’s platform for creativity  and sustainable development by UNESCO.

This year this event will be celebrated on 10th October to 14th October 2019

12)MARWAR FESTIVAL: This annual dance and music festival is celebrated for 2days in Jodhpur .This festival is attribute to the heroes of Rajput princely state.It includes live entertainment ,folk performances ,turban tying competition ,camel tattoo competition ,horse polo and other activities .During this festival a large fair is conducted where local sellers sell their handicrafts and other art work.

  This year this event will be celebrated on 12th -13th October  2019

13)KARWA CHAUTH : This festival is  celebrated by married women in India, on this day ladies fast for the long life of their husbands. In the evening women wear traditional dresses .

This year this festival will be celebrated on 17th October 2019.

14)ASHWA POOJAN: Ashwa poojan is Rajasthani festival and celebrated by Mewar royal family of Udaipur in this festival they worship their horses as a sign of relationship of a warrior and  horse

This year this festival will be celebrated on 18th October 2019.

15) INDIA ART FESTIVAL : This major event held in Delhi in the month of October every year ,main motive of this festival is to provide platform for social and business networking in the field of art and culture

Main attractions of this festival are paintings, sculptures and artwork

This year it will be held in 14th to 17th November 2019 .

16)SAMSARA HIMALAYA YOGA FESTIVAL: This festival is celebrated in Himalayan foothills of Himachal pardesh ,it is one of the most grand event conducted by ARYA MARGA YOGA. People around the world come to join this event

Main attractions of this festival are interaction with yoga experts ,Tai chai trainers ,Reiki expert ,Ayurveda professionals and acupuncture specialist

Dates of this festival are yet to be decided.

17)DIWALI (The festival of lights): This festival is celebrated all over in  India, this festival is celebrated by all communities ,this event is celebrates the return of lord Rama ,Lakshamana and Sita after 14 years .People decorate their houses with lights ,rangolis and Diyas and perform pooja and burst crackers

 This year Diwali will be celebrated on 27th October 2019.

This year it will be celebrated on 23rd October 2019


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