India Fairs and Festivals

June Events

Fairs / Festivals June 2015
Month Festival Place
1 to 3 June-2015 Sindhu Darshan Festival Leh, Ladakh
1 to 9-June-2015 Shimla Summer Festival Shimla, Himachal
Pradesh
2-June-2015 Sant Kabir Jayanthi Haryana
11 to 13-June-2015 Dharamsala Film Festival Dharamsala, Himachal
Pradesh
12 to 14-June-2015 Leh Sindhu Darshan Leh, Ladakh
14 - 15-June-2015 Yuru Kabgyat Ladakh
15-June-2015 Raja Sankranti Orissa
15-June-2015 Saga Dawa Sikkim
June 18 - July 17-2015 Ramadan All India
24-June-2015 Sao Joao Feast of St John the Baptist Goa
24 - 30-June-2015 Kashmir Lavender Festival Kashmir
26 to 27-June-2015 Hemis Festival Leh, Ladakh
29-June-2015 Feast of Saints Peter and Paul Goa
30-June to 2 July-2015 Mango Festival Delhi

India is known all over the world for its cultural and traditional festivals. Every month a festival celebration is commemorated. Since India is a secular country with diverse religions, languages, cultures, people are involved in many festivities. People of different religion have different cultural and traditional festivals. Certain festivals are celebrated by all the Indians throughout the nation. Every festival is unique in rituals and beliefs.

Here is a look at the festivals that take place in India in June every year- adding a little more fervor to the life.

Ramadan : or Ramazàn is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar which is observed as the holy month for fasting by Muslims worldwide. This annual ritual is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. This fasting month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the ‘eid ka chaand’ (crescent moon). During Ramazàn, Muslims observe a strict fast from dawn till dusk and refrain from consuming food, water, liquor, smoking and indulgence in behavior that are termed as sinful by Quran. According to an Islamic belief, Ramazàn is regarded as the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad; hence it is extremely sacred to them. The Eid-ul-fitr marks the end of Ramazàn. It is a day of celebration that marks the end of the auspicious month of Ramazan, a month long endurance that takes one more closer to Allah!! Muslims engage in increased charity, Namaaz and recitals of Quran during this month.A time of spiritual reflection, it is believed that Ramazan brings one closer to god and teaches forbearance showing them the truth of life.

Ramadan Traditions : India is such a diversified country when it comes to religion. Each religion has its own festivals and thereby different customs and traditions to follow it. Muslims fast for one month called the Ramadan month in their own traditional ways.More...

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Ramadan Iftar : Iftar is a ritual observed by Muslims during Ramadan, one of their holy festivals. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims observe a daily fast during the daytime.More...

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Ramadan Quotes
Our precious greetings and wishes on your celebration of Ramadan.
May He bless you and your family with strength and prosperity.
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Ramadan Related Links

 

Ramadan Calendar
Date Day Year
8 July to August 7 Tuesday 2013
28 June to 27 July Saturday 2014
18 June to 17 July Thursday 2015
6 June to 5 July Monday 2016
27 May to 25 June Saturday 2017

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Mango festival: One of the most eagerly awaited festivals of India is the Mango festival. Fruit lovers from all across the country wait for this event every year during summer. The three major destinations, where enormous varieties of scrumptious mangoes from different regions of India are exhibited, are Delhi, Ratnagiri (Maharashtra) and Chandigarh (Punjab and Haryana).

In Delhi, the capital city of India, the festival is held annually at Dilli Haat, since 1987. Around 1100 special varieties of mangoes from different parts of the country are brought together for exhibition. Many recreational activities like quiz on mangoes, mango carvings, mango eating, folk performances, rangoli making, etc marks the day.

The second most delightful mango festival is witnessed in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra.

Last but not the least is the Chandigarh Mango festival. Every year, mangoes from all over India are brought together in this festival. It takes place in Yadavindra Gardens, Pinjore. Traditional as well as many hybrid varieties of mangoes are displayed in this exhibition. Many mango centric activities, joy rides and folk competitions make the atmosphere even more mesmerizing during this festival.

Saga Dawa: A highly esteemed festival of Sikkim is Saga Dawa. It has its origination roots in Tibet. One of the most cherished festivals of Buddhists; Saga Dawa is regarded as the Triple Blessed Festival, as it honors Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and salvation in this world. This festive day is celebrated on the full moon day of Buddhist lunar calendar and according to English calendar, this festival falls in between the last week of May or First week of June. On this day many processions are carried out, in which holy books encompassing the teachings of Lord Buddha are carried from Tsuk-La-Khang Monastery through the streets of Gangtok. During this celebration, the Sikkim people perform ‘Chaam’ which is a colorful ritual folk dance.

Hemis Festival: The birth anniversary of Guru Padmasambhava, is marked with the two day celebration of Hemis Festival. It is believed that he founded Tantric Buddhism in Tibet. The biggest Monastery in Ladakh, Hemis Gompa is where this celebration takes place. It is a colorful festival in which Tibetan locals can be seen dressed in their finest attire. Magnificent masked dances and sacred plays are the central attraction of this occasion which spread the message of victory of divine over demons. Another significant attraction of this festival is ‘Chhaang’, the country liquor which is served on the celebration day.

Raja Sankranti: A three day festival dedicated to the Goddess of Earth -“Basu Mata” is celebrated in the coastal districts of Odisha in the auspicious month of “Ashadha”. It is also known as Raja Parab or Raja Sankranti. The three days are known as Pahilaraja,Raja Sankranti and Bhuin daana respectively. On this occasion, swings also known as dolas are put up especially for these three days. During Raja Sankranti, the women folk are relieved from their duties of cooking; instead the male folks do all the chopping and cooking work for the family and prepare paan (tambul) for the females. The females take bath in turmeric water and wear new dresses every day.

Dharamshala Film Festival: Every year in June, The Dharamshala Film Festival is celebrated to spread the awareness and innovation in film craft. This film festival presents the viewers with an array of high-quality and enigmatic films made by independent directors and producers from India and world over.

Feast of Saints Peter and Paul: Every year on 29th June, the abiding tradition of ‘Sangodd’ is celebrated along with the Christian festival of feasts of St. Peter and St. Paul. This festival is eminently celebrated by the fishing community of the Bardez taluka. The Konkani speaking fishermen of the north Goa coast celebrate this festival by tying their boats together to form floats/rafts that serve as moving stage on water. These makeshift stages are then decked up with miniature models of Church. After the mass meeting in the Church in the morning hours, the festival of Sangodd begins with much grandeur.. This festival is unique to Goa and is celebrated largely by the fishing community as it was believed that St. Peter was a fisherman himself.