Festivals in Delhi,India
Delhi is an international metropolis with excellent tourist spots, recreational facilities, and a history that goes back to antiquity. It's a dream city for visitors looking for items of handicrafts, not only the rich artistic crafts of its own craftsmen but also of craftsmen from all over the country. Delhi being the capital city has the most diverse population and enjoys a large variety of festivals with traditional music, dance, and colorful costumes. Tour to India would take you to the city of Delhi where you will experience not only the religious festivals in Delhi, but also several other colorful occasions, which bring people together.
There is an endless list of festivals in Delhi. The festivals of Delhi include Id-Ul-Fitar, celebrated to mark the end of Ramzan, the Muslim month of fasting. It is an occasion for fasting and rejoicing. Makar Sakranti is a major harvest festival of India. This festival is not only celebrated in Delhi, but in Tamilnadu, Karnataka, and AndhraPradesh also. The main feature of this festival in Delhi is the fight and bullock race.Republic Day is also one of the main festivals in Delhi; the celebrations include a magnificent parade of the armed Forces, folk dances, and floats from all the different states of India.
The Delhi festival of Maha Shivratri comes just after the monsoon season, the craftsmen from all over the country gather in Suraj Kund, close to Delhi to display their handicrafts and fabric items. This occasion attracts large number of tourists. Holi, this festival of colors takes place in the month of March. This festival in Delhi is celebrated with full vigor and joy. Ram Navmi is one of the brightest festivals of the Hindus. It is also called the festival of lights and is celebrated all over the city with great pomp and fanfair. The houses and streets are lit with lights and diyas and bright fireworks and crackers light up the night sky. The festival of Baisakhi is celebrated to mark the harvesting season. This festival is mainly celebrated in Punjab. To rejoice this occasion, Bhangra and Gidha dances are performed all over the city. One of the main festivals of Hindus includes, Rakshabandhan. Sisters tie holy thread/Rakhi on the wrists of their brothers, who take oath to protect the honor and help them in adversities. Other main festivals in Delhi are Diwali, Dussehra, Guru Nanak Jayanti, and Christmas day.
The list of festivals in Delhi is endless, but in Delhi every festival is a special event.
Festivals of Delhi are famous for sweets and other delicious dishes specially prepared on the occasion of these festivals. A tour to India would let you experience all this.