India is a land of varied culture. Each and every state of India represents a different culture and has its own identity. Due to this, the festivals also differs from one state to other states. Thus, every state has its own festival. And the way of celebrating these festivals is also unique. So, it is very difficult to remember each and every festival of the other states. That is why we have prepared a list of festivals of India. These festivals are important to the particular state in India. These festivals are also asked in the various banking exams in general awareness section. Thus, it is important that you prepare the names of these festivals.
Important Indian Festivals
If you consider the festivals from all parts of India than you will notice that in the entire year there is one or the other festival going on.
Thus, it becomes hard to keep track of these festivals. But every festival has own importance to that particular state. Thus, every festival in India is celebrated.
There are some important festivals of India which you should not miss out! Below here we have provided a list of the important festivals for that particular state.
Some of the states also include important events which happen regularly in that state. For example the Sunburn festival in Goa.
Learn more about Indian Classical and Folk Dance here in detail
List of Festivals of India
|Gujarat||Modhera Dance Festival, Saptak Music Festival, Kite Festival, Holi, Navratri.|
|Haryana||Baisakhi festival, Surajkund Craft Mela|
|Assam||Majuli festival, Dehing Patkai Festival, Ambubasi festival, Bohag Bihu, Baishagu festival.|
|Jharkhand||Sarhul, Dansi, Karma, Hal Punhya, Rohin, Bandna.|
|Goa||Ladainha, Fontainhas Festival of Art, sunburn festival, Mando Festival, Ghumot fest, Chikalkalo, Gokul Ashtami, a feast of St. Francis Xavier|
|Bihar||Bihula, Chhath Puja, Rajgir Dance festival, Madhushravani, Sama Chakeva, Jivitputrika.|
|Madhya Pradesh||Tejaji Fair, Khajuraho festival.|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Dosmuchey festival, Matho Narang, Gemis Festival, Galdan Namchot.|
|Odisha||Konark festival, International sand art festival.|
|Karnataka||Pattadakal Dance festival, Gudi Padwa.|
|Kerala||Onam, Nishagandhi festival, vaikathashtami festival.|
|Rajasthan||Bundi Utsav, Desert festival, Gangaur Festival, Matasya festival, Braj festival, Shekhawati festival.|
|Maharashtra||Kalidas festival, Chikoo Utsav, Diwali.|
|Tamil Nadu||Pongal, Thaipoosam, Jallikattu festival, Natyanjali festival.|
|Telangana||Bonalu, Ugadi, Bathukamma, Kothakonda Jatara|
|Nagaland||Hornbill Festival, Moatsu festival.|
|Uttar Pradesh||Kumbh Mela, Ram Leela.|
|Manipur||Yaoshang, Chavang Kut, Bihu, Porag.|
|West Bengal||Durga Puja, Nandikar National Theatre festival.|
|Delhi||Qutub Festival, Bharat Rang mahotsav, Sabrang Utsav, Siffcy, Jahan-e-Khurau|
|Arunachal Pradesh||Solung, Losar Festival, Murung, Reh, Mopin, Boori Boot, Monpa festval.|
|Meghalaya||Wangala Festival, Ahaia festival, Nongkrem Dance Festival, Bob Dylan festival.|
|Andhra Pradesh||Brahmotsavam, Sri Rama Navami, Deccan festival, Ugadi or the Telugu New Year, Dasara, Durga festival.|
Practice Questions on Important Indian Festivals
Q. Elephant festival is celebrated in which of the following cities every year?
A. Ajmer B. Kota C. Jaipur D. Jaisalmer
Answer: C. Jaipur
Q. The ‘Hornbill festival’ which is famous in India is celebrated in which of the following states?
A. Assam B. Sikkim C. Nagaland D. Mizoram
Answer: C. Nagaland
Q. Onam is a famous festival of which state?
A. Tamil Nadu B. Kerala C. Assam D. Sikkim
Answer: B. Kerala