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Festivals Description
CATTLE FAIR January/February
Rajasthan
Trading of animals
PONGAL January 13-14
Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu
Marking change of season
INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL January 13-15
Gujarat
Flying kites of varied colours
INTERNATIONAL YOGA FESTIVAL February 1-7
Gujarat
Demostration & experience of yoga
SURAJKUND MELA February 1-15
Haryana
Display art & craft
GANGAUR February 12-15
Rajasthan
Dedicated to Goddess Parvati
DESERT FESTIVAL February 17-19
Rajasthan
Camel races & dances
TAJ MAHOTSAV February 18-27
Uttar Pradesh
Dance & food festival in Agra
CARNIVAL Feb-Mar
Goa
Fruiting of cashew & mango
ELLORA FESTIVAL March
Maharashtra
Classical dances & music
HOLI March
North India
Festival of colors
KHAJURAHO DANCE FESTIVAL March
Madhya Pradesh
Classical Dances
BAISAKHI April
North India
Celebration of harvest
POORAM May 11
Kerala
Festival with a famous elephant march
RATH YATRA June/July
Orrisa
Carrying images of deities in chariots
HEMIS FESTIVAL July 11-12
Jammu & Kashmir
Age old plays permormed by dancers
INTERNATIONAL MANGO FESTIVAL July
Uttar Pradesh
Best mangoes are exhibited & sold
GANESH CHATURTHI September
Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu
Dedicated to Lord Ganesh
ONAM September 9-15
Kerala
Famous for snake boat races
DURGA PUJA September/October
West Bengal
Nine days celebrating Goddess Shakti
DUSSEHRA September/October
Nationwide
Celebrating Lord Rama
DIWALI October/November
Nationwide
Festival of lights in Lord Rama's honor
SONIPUR FAIR November
Bihar
Cattle fair
SHEKHAVATI FESTIVAL December
Rajasthan
Colorful festival
KONARK FESTIVAL December 1-5
Orrisa
Classical dances in konark
FEAST OF ST. FRANCIS XAVIER December 3
Goa
Preserved remains of Francis are displayed
CHRISTMAS December 25
Nationwide
Celebrating birth of Jesus Christ
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