Fairs & Festival
In Delhi, exciting events takes place throughout the year. The festivals
have their share of cultural, religious and state extravaganza.
Lori is a winter festival celebrated in January. The festival marks
the peak of winter and celebrated with burning bonfires, singing
A national festival that no tourist should miss. Celebrated on the
26th of January when India became a Republic. It is the most spectacular
pageant of Delhi. The march past includes military displays, elephant
pageantry, floats representing different states etc.
Garden Tourism Festival
Delhi Tourism holds the Garden Tourism Festival at the end of February
that is generally spread over three days and generates much enthusiasm
amongst the gardening fraternity. Delhi is ablaze with flowers at
this time. It is also a useful meeting ground for gardening enthusiasts,
as well as fun and frolic for children of all ages. Back...
This festival of color is celebrated in March. Men and women stain
each other by throwing colors at. Singing and dancing accompany
the joyous occasion.
It means the festival of flower sellers. A Festival representative
of communal harmony where large fans decorated with flowers are
taken out in a procession. On this occasion the flower sellers present
flowers to the gods and pray for a better flower season next year.
The mango festival is held in Delhi during the month of July. Many
verities of mangos from the 1100 plus verities those India grow
Independent Day Celebrations
Independent Day is celebrated on August 15. Processions and flag
hoisting on the Red Fort mark the celebration.
It is a ten days festival, celebrated in Sept./Oct., of which nine
days are spent in worship. The tenth day is a celebration of victory
of good over evil. Huge effigies of Ravana, the demon king, are
burned on the last day of festival. The heroic deeds of Lord Rama
who destroyed Ravana are enacted in songs and dance.
Qutab Festival of Classical Music and
The festival is staged around Sharad Pournima in the month of October
at the Qutab Minar complex. Evocative melodies and graceful dances
are presented by various prominent artistes of the country.
Diwali, the festival of lights and fireworks is celebrated throughout
the country during Oct-Nov. People illuminate their houses with
rows of earthen lamps to welcome Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth
and prosperity. At night crackers are burst to celebrate the return
of Lord Rama from exile.
Delhi also conducts various flower shows in the winter months. Rose
Show, Chrysanthemum Show and Delhi Flower Show are among them.
Of Hazarat Nizamuddin Aulia
a Muslim saint of the 14th century, is celebrated in November or
December at his tomb at Nizamuddin. This is celebrated with a lot
of pomp along with the accompaniment of quawalis and a wide array
of sweet meat and kababs.
like elsewhere in the world is celebrated in Delhi with a lot of
gaiety and festivity. Special services are held at the churches.
International Trade Fair
Quiet apart from religious events that take up the Delhi calendar,
there are also other regular events that are hosted in Delhi like
the International Trade Fair that is held annually at the Pragati
Maidan. The Pragati Maidan also hosts a variety of events at regular
intervals. This is also one of the largest Trade Fair Complexes
In winter Delhi plays host to a number of events like the Delhi
Horse Show that is held in November or in December outside the walls
of the Red Fort. The vintage car rally is also held in the same
period and this is a show one should not miss. It displays a good
number of cars left from the period of the British Raj.
Surajkund Crafts Mela
Then there is also the Surajkund Crafts Mela where the villagers
from the adjoining villages bring out their handicrafts and also
to display their skills. A variety of rural entertainments
add colour to the impressive fair.
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