|Fairs / Festivals June 2016|
|1 to 3 June-2016||Sindhu Darshan Festival||Leh, Ladakh|
|1 to 9-June-2016||Shimla Summer Festival||Shimla, Himachal
|June 06 - July 05 -2016||Ramadan||All India|
|19-June , 2016||Father's Day||All India|
|24-June-2016||Sao Joao Feast of St John the Baptist||Goa|
|24 to 26th,June-2016||Mango festival||Delhi, Maharashtra and Punjab|
India is an epitome of resplendent festivals and fairs – where the hues of festivity never lose its charm! The month of June in India offers an exciting spectacle of celebrations and exquisite getaways to the visitors.
Here take a look at the festivals and fairs that are celebrated in the month of June in India every year – reflecting the traditional gaiety and zest of its people.
The celebration of Mother's Day is a newly acquired concept in modern India especially in the last decade because of mass globalization. Every year it is celebrated on second Sunday of May. On this Day, people show their appreciation towards their mothers.
|6 June to 5 July||Monday||2016|
|27 May to 25 June||Saturday||2017|
|16 May to 14 June||Thursday||2018|
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.
Father’s Day is celebrated all over the world to acknowledge the contribution that fathers make to the lives of their children. In other words, the day celebrates fatherhood and paternal bonds. Although it is not celebrated on a single day worldwide, many countries celebrate this day on the third Sunday in June. People send gifts or cards to their fathers.
|Father's Day Dates|
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.