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Fair / Festivals September 2014
Month Festival Place
August 29 - September 8, 2014 Ganesh Chaturthi Mumbai, Pune,
Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai
September 7, 2014 Onam Kerala
September 10, 2014 Aranmula Snake Boat Race Kerala
September 11, 2014 Onam Pulikkali Tiger Play Kerala
September 20-26, 2014 Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh
September 25 to October 3, 2014 Navaratri All India
September 25 to October 4, 2014 Dussehra All India
September 25 to October 23, 2014 Jaipur Shopping Festival Rajasthan
September 30 to October 4, 2014 Durga Puja West Bengal

The major Indian festivals to be celebrated in the month of September

India is a vast country, which is multilingual and multicultural. India is also known as the country of traditions and celebrations. The daily monotony of life is conquered by several festivals, which bring families together to enjoy the vibrant activities and celebrations. These festivals are either regional or agricultural or religious in nature. Music, dance and food are the essence of all Indian festivals. Colorful dresses, processions and pujas are the necessary elements of these festivals. That's why these festivals are also identified with enthusiasm, passion and happiness, togetherness.

The month of September marks the beginning of festive seasons in India. The details of how the festivals mentioned in the above table, are celebrated is given below:

Ganesh Chaturthi
Ganesh Chaturthi is one such festival, which is celebrated with great fanfare in the western and southern India. It mostly happens in the first week of September. It is celebrated to mark the birthday of Hindu deity Ganesha, apart from central southern and western India, this Festival is also celebrated in various other countries such as Nepal, Indonesia, Trinidad and Tobago, Thailand, Fiji, Mauritius, Singapore, Cambodia and Malaysia.


Onam is the biggest regional festival of Kerala. It is basically a harvest festival with Hindu mythological background. It reminds us of the agrarian past of Kerala. The Festival usually happens in the month of September and continues for four days. Aranmula Snake Boat Race and Onam Pulikkali Tiger Play the prime attractions of the Festival.


Ladakh Festival
Ladakh Festival showcases the cultural life of Ladakh. Its prime attractions are Tibetan music and Buddhist dances. People get dressed up in traditional costumes and religious mask dances are arranged in the monasteries. People wear embroidered waistcoats, boots, hats and headgears. The yak, lion and Tashispa dances are a major attraction.

Navaratri is celebrated all over India, but from touristsí point of view you will enjoy the most in Gujarat and West Bengal. This Festival continues for nine long days, in which females performed fasting and puja to please the goddess of power, Durga. They get dressed up in red color sarees and pray for prosperity and happiness of their families.


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