Celebrations and Festivals of India


India is officially known as the Republic of India means the Bharat Ganrajya which is located in the South Asia. There are number of estimations our country has such as; by area it is the seventh largest country, it is second most crowded democratic country (more than 1.2 billion people) in the world. India is three sided bounded by its own oceans in the south, in the south-west (Arabian Sea), in the south-east (Bay of Bengal). Some of the neighboring countries which share its land borders like Nepal, Burma, Pakistan, China, Bhutan and Bangladesh.


India is a country where people are very religious, cultural, traditional, spiritual and intellectual. They have their own faiths, beliefs and rituals which they celebrate yearly in the form of fairs and festivals by getting together. India is a country famous for the big example like “Unity in a Diversity”, historical antiques and tourism because of variety of sightseeing. People of various religions like Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism are living together with their diverse culture and rituals. After the years of struggles including non-violent confrontation of Mahatma Gandhi, India became free from the British East India Company administration in 1947.

People in India started celebrating their religious and cultural festivals and laws made by government for their rights and equal development of different groups in the country. There are many celebrations which are celebrated every year by the people of all groups.

Celebrations in India include the celebration of days, weeks, festivals and fairs for different purposes all over the country. List of upcoming celebrations are listed below:

Upcoming Events and Festivals

October Festivals Date of Celebration
Bhai Dooj Saturday, 25 October
Brahmotsavam 26/09/2014 to 04/10/2014
Dhanteras Tuesday, 21 October
Diwali Thursday, 23 October
Dussehra Monday, 14 October
Govardhan Puja 24/10/2014, Friday
Guru Purnima Friday, 24 October
Hanuman Jayanti Tuesday, 15 April
Holi Monday, 17 March
Kumbh Mela 30/10/2014, Thursday to 06/11/2014, Thursday
Maharishi Valmiki jayanti 18/10/2014, Friday
Navratra 25/09/2014, Thursday to 03/10/2014, Friday
Ramlila 08/09/2014, Monday to 08/10/2014, Wednesday


October Social Events Date of Celebration
National Voluntary Blood Donation Day 1st October
Air Force Day 8th October
Anti Untouchability Week 2nd to 8th October
Gandhi Jayanti 2nd October
International Day for Elderly People 1st October
WildLife Week 2nd to 8th October
World Habitat Day First Monday of the month of October
World Post Day 9th October