MAJOR EVENTS AND FESTIVALS IN INDIA IN August 2019

Teej Festival

When: 3 August

Where: Rajasthan

Teej festival is the most important festival of womens and celebrated in rajasthan. This festival is celebrated because of reunion of lord shiva and Goddess Parvati. Women apply henna to their hands and feet, get dressed up, and parade around. Many artists such as Folk singer and dancer perform in the parade. Caparisoned elephants, bullock carts, and chariots add to the spectacle.

Nehru Trophy snake boat race

When: 10 August

where: Kerela

The most adventurous and exciting festival in Kerela is Nehru Trophy Snake boat race. This boat race festival is celebrated every year in kerela. This festival is celebrated in the memory of India’s late Prime Minister, Jawahar Lal Nehru. About 70 boats usually participate in this festival. This year will be its 67th edition. Pay a visit to kerela to witness this adventurous race of Kerela.

Independence Day

When: 15 August

Where: Across India

Independence Day in India is a national holiday. It falls every year on 15 August and is celebrated to honor the country’s freedom from the UK. On 15 August 1947, India was freed from British imperialism. India will celebrates its 73rd Independence Day this year. The occasion marks the nation’s independence from British rule on 15 August 1947. Most of the festivities take place around the Red Fort in Delhi where the first Indian Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru unfurled the Indian flag. There’s a flag hoisting ceremony, speech by the current Prime Minister, march of the Indian Armed Forces and paramilitary forces, kite flying, and cultural programs.

Raksha Bandhan

When: 15 August

Where: Across India

This a very special festival of India, sisters tie rakhi on the right wrist of their brothers as a reminder of love and protection. In return brother take a vows that they will take care of their sister and make them happy by giving them gifts and sweets. The festival is a wonderful way of bringing the family closer together.

Janmashtami

When: 25 August

Where: Mathura

Janmashtami, or more popularly known as Krishna Janmashtami is the birthday of Lord Krishna which is celebrated with great fervor and zeal in India during the monsoon month. The highlight of this festival is Dahi Handi event. . Clay pots containing butter, curd, and money are strung up high from buildings and young Govindas form a human pyramid, and compete to reach the pots and break them open.

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