It’s the time to fly across India for Travelers and music lovers. Book Business Class Flights and discover different festivals and celebrations. Here is a list of cultural festivals in India that you must see.
Republic Day, Delhi:
It is the national festival of India. Every year this festival is celebrated with great pride on 26th January in Delhi. A grand parade is held in New Delhi. It is started from Raisina Hill near Rashtrapati Bhavan to the Red Fort.
At the Red Fort, National Flag is hosted by President; National anthem is played and 21 gun salutes are given at that time. The parade displays the tableaux from different states and union territories.
Moreover, it includes the glimpses of weapons, missiles, March pasting of armed forces, and cultural display. Also, President distributes the bravery awards such as Param Veer Chakra, Veer Chakra and many more.
Vasant Panchami, Punjab:
To welcome the spring season Vasant Panchami is celebrated in the regions of North India. Saraswati Puja is performed on Basant Panchami day during purvahna kala. Purvahna kala is the time in-between the sunrise and mid-day.
In the region of Punjab and Bihar, the day is celebrated as a kite festival. People wear yellow colorful clothes and flew kites on this special occasion.
People of Rajasthan wear Jasmine garlands on this special day. It is believed that it is an auspicious day to begin new and good work.
Pongal, Tamil Nadu:
Pongal is a harvest festival celebrated in Sothern India. It is four day festival for giving thanks to nature.
On the first day, Bhogi festival is celebrated in honor of Lord Indra who gives rain i.e essential for crops.
On the second day of Pongal, worship is performed when rice is boiled in milk in a pot.
The third day is Mattu Pongal which is special for cows. Multi-colored beads, tinkling bells, sheaves of corn and flower garlands are tied around the neck of the cattle and they are worshiped.
The Fourth day is known as Knau or Kannum Pongal day. On this day, a turmeric leaf is washed and is placed on the ground. On the center of leave, rice is placed; aarti and drawing of kolam is performed.
Literature Festival, Jaipur:
It is the largest Free Literature Festival in the world. It is celebrated at the historic Diggi Palace hotel located in Sangram Colony.
The audience and guests come from all over the world during this 5-day event. The festival usually takes place in the third week of January. The festival includes musical gatherings, songs and dance introducing various expressions of Indian folklore and culture.
All around the Jaipur, there are many sightseeing places to explore. If you would like to enjoy some time you can go to Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, Doll museum and many more spots.
These are widely celebrated festivals to visit. Many travelers come every year to be a part of the celebration in India. So fly down to India with Business Class Flights for a relaxing journey