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Top 10 Famous Indian Festival (date,key Attraction & more)-2018

With the beginning of 2018 new year today we are sharing you the list of top 10 famous Indian festival date. As you know India is known for festivals here every month few festival are celebrating. Our country has multiple community, cast & dharma, of course, they have their own festival and way of celebration also. For your kind information here maximum people from different comunity & cast celebrate each other festival.

List of TOP TEN Famous Festival Name & Date of celebration:

  1. Festival Name – Pongal & Date of celebration – Begins on 14th January
  2. Festival Name – Holi & Date of celebration– 2nd March
  3. Festival Name – Eid Ul Fitr & Date of celebration – 15th June
  4. Festival Name – Rakshabandhan & Date of celebration – 26th August
  5. Festival Name – Onam & Date of celebration – Begins on 15th August
  6. Festival Name – Janmashtami & Date of celebration – 3rd September
  7. Festival Name – Ganesh Chaturthi & Date of celebration – 13th September
  8. Festival Name – Dussehra & Date of celebration – 19th October
  9. Festival Name – Diwali & Date of celebration – 7th November
  10. Festival Name – Christmas & Date of celebration – 25th December

Pongal – Begins on 14th January
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  • Key attractions: The variety of Kolam designs and cattle races.
  • When: 14th or 15th January.
  • Where: Celebrated by Tamils all over India, primarily in Tamil Nadu.
  • Pongal celebration date in 2018: Begins on 14th January

Holi – 2nd March
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  • Key attractions: Holika bonfire, playing with colors, and bhang thandai.
  • When: Full moon (Purnima) of the Phalgun month of the Hindu lunisolar calendar, which corresponds to the month of March of the Gregorian calendar.
  • Where: Almost all over the country; most vibrant celebrations can be seen in North Indian states.
  • Holi celebration date in 2018: 2nd March

Eid Ul Fitr – 15th June
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  • Key attractions: The beautifully decked up markets and mosques, the morning Eid namaz at the mosques, and the sweet dishes.
  • When: On the 1st day of the month of Shawwal of the lunar Hijri calendar, which corresponds to July of the Gregorian calendar
  • Where: Celebrated by Muslims all over the country
  • Eid Ul Fitr celebration date in 2018: 15th June

Rakshabandhan – 26th August
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  • Key attractions: The ritual of Rakhi and the brightly decked up markets showcasing a colourful variety of rakhis and sweets.
  • When: The full moon day of Shravana month of the Hindu lunisolar calendar, which corresponds to August of the Gregorian calendar.
  • Where: Particularly in North, Central and West India
  • Rakshabandhan celebration date in 2018: 26th August

Onam – Begins on 15th August
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  • Key attractions: The spectacular Snake Boat Race, the enigmatic Kaikottikali dance, and the Elephant procession.
  • When: In the month of Chingam of the Malayalam calendar, which corresponds to August or September of the Gregorian calendar.
  • Where: Celebrated by people of all communities in the state of Kerala.
  • Onam celebration date in 2018: Begins on 15th August

Janmashtmi – 3rd September
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  • Key attractions: The Janmashtami puja and festivities in the temples and the jhaankis of Lord Krishna.
  • When: The 8th day (Ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) of the month of Bhadrapad according to the Hindu lunisolar calendar, which corresponds to August or September of the Gregorian calendar.
  • Where: Celebrated by the Hindu community all over, but the festivities at Mathura and Vrindavan are very popular.
  • Janmashtami  celebration date in 2018: 3rd September

Ganesh Chaturthi – 13th September
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  • Key attractions: The beautifully crafted life size idols of Ganesha, and the immersion ceremony.
  • When: The 4th day of the first fortnight (Shukla Chaturthi) in the month of Bhadrapada of the Hindu lunisolar calendar, which corresponds to August or September of the Gregorian calendar.
  • Where: Celebrated in the states of Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh with fervor and gaiety.
  • Ganesh Chaturthi celebration date in 2018: 13th September

Dussehra – 19th October
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  • Key attractions: Hustle bustle of the decorated markets, Ram-leela acts, and the big event of the burning of effigies of Ravana, Meghnad, and Kumbhakaran.
  • When: 10th day of the month of Ashwin according to the Hindu lunisolar calendar, which corresponds to September or October of the Gregorian calendar.
  • Where: Pan India.
  • Dussehra  celebration date in 2018: 19th October

Diwali – 7th November
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  • Key attractions: Homes decorated with fancy lights, candles and clay lamps, bustling shops and markets, and fireworks and crackers.
  • When: The darkest new moon night of Kartik month of the Hindu lunisolar calendar, which corresponds to mid-October – mid-November as per the Gregorian Calendar.
  • Where: All over the country.
  • Diwali celebration date in 2018: 7th November

Christmas – 25th December
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  • Key attractions: Christmas tree decoration, prayers, birth of Lord Jesus and Santa Claus
  • When: 25th December
  • Where: The festival is celebrated across India. The best places to celebrate Christmas in India are Goa, Pondicherry, and Kerala.
  • Christmas celebration date in 2018: 25th December

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