Indian Festivals

Indian festivals are celebrated throughout the year. India is a spiritual country with myriad festivals of  varied traditions and cultures. For Indians, festivals are in their hearts. Most of the festivals are based on mythology and seasonal changes. Some are common to all, some are relevant to certain regions of Indian subcontinent.    

Festivals of India are celebrated not on fixed dates. They are celebrated as per the Indian Calendar and hence most of them don't fall on fixed dates. However, not a month passes without a festival. 

20 of the major Indian Festivals - 2017

  • Pongal   - January 14
  • Republic Day - January 26
  • Maha Shivratri - February 24
  • Attukal Pongala - March 11
  • Holi-March 13
  • New Year's Day (Gudi Padwa, Ugadi)-March 28
  • Rama Navami-April 5
  • Vishu - April 14
  • Akshaya Tritiya - April 28
  • Budha Purnima-May 10
  • Ramadan-June 26
  • Raksha Bandan -August 7
  • Independence Day-August 15
  • Krishna Janmashtami-August 15
  • Ganesh Chaturthi-August 25
  • Onam-September 4
  • Gandhi Jayanthi-October 2
  • Durgashtami-September 28
  • Maha Navami-September 29
  • Dussehra-September 30
  • Deepavali-October 19
  • Id-e-Milad-December 1
  • Christmas -December 25