Festival & Fair

Festivals of Delhi are the most important part of the Delhi Culture. Delhi Festivals represent the culture and tradition of the city. The important Festivals in Delhi are Diwali, Dussera, Lohri, Baisakhi, Holi, Mango festival, Maha Shivaratri, Christmas, New Years and a lot more. Among these the most significant ones are Diwali and Dussera, which are celebrated in the month of October every year.

Dussera is a festival of ten days and is celebrated by destroying the structure of Ravana. It happens on the tenth day of the festival and signifies the death of Ravana, the demon in the hands of Ram. Diwali is the festival of lights. It is the time, when different types pf fire crackers are burnt every year by children as well as adults and the city is lit up with diyas, candles and different types of lights. Candles and diyas are lit up in all the houses and restaurants.

Lohri, which is celebrated at the climax of winter, which is mostly in the month of January. Traditionally lohri is observed with bonfires and included singing and dancing. There are special songs for this occasion. Holi, which is celebrated in March, is a festival of colors. People play with different color both in powder as well as liquid form. Baisakhi, which signifies the new year in Indian calendar is observed in the middle to April. Mango festival, which signifies the growth of the fruit, is observed in April May.

Festivals of Delhi do include the festivals, which are not a part of the Indian religion or tradition. Christmas, though not being a part of the Hindu religion or culture is celebrated with great pomp. Delhi, being the capital of India, Republic Day, which is on 26th of January and Independence Day, which is on 15th of August hold great importance in the list of festivals celebrated in Delhi.