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Indian Festivals in February 2021| February Festival List

February Festivals 2021

February month comes with Love festival as well as Religious festivals. In India during this month, the season changes as we enter from winter season to summer. Pleasant weather makes us feel love and happiness in the environment.

Indian Festivals in February
Indian Festivals in February


The upcoming festivals in the month of February are-

 

World Cancer Day- February 4, 2021, Thursday

Mauni Amavas- February 11, 2021, Thursday

Magha Navratri- February 12, 2021, Friday

Kumbha Sankranti- February 12, 2021, Friday

Valentine's Day- February 14, 2021, Sunday

Vasant Panchami- February 16, 2021, Tuesday

Narmada Jayanti- February 19, 2021, Friday

Masik Durgashtami- February 20, 2021, Saturday

Hazarat Ali's Birthday- February 25, 2021, Thursday

Magha Purnima- February 27, 2021, Saturday

Guru Ravidas Jayanti- February 27, 2021, Saturday

 

The month of February is popular for love birds. The valentine’s week starts on 7 February and continues till 14 February. Each day of valentine week has special importance.

·        First day start as Rose Day.

·        Second day as Propose day.

·        Third day as Chocolate Day.

·        Fourth day as Teddy Day.

·        Fifth day as Promise Day,

·        Sixth day as Hug Day and

·        Seventh day as Kiss Day

 ends on as Valentine’s Day

Vasant Panchami is one of the important festivals in India. The festival is considered a harvest festival. But Vasant Panchami is also celebrated as the day of Goddess Saraswati. Hindu community worship Goddess Saraswati on this day. The celebration can be seen mostly in schools, college and other educational institutes as well as Temples in India.

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15 Popular Harvest Festivals of India 2021

Harvest Festivals of India 2021

Festivals have always been the memorable parts of a traveller's journey. India-being a colourful nation, lot of festivals is celebrated every year. Among these festivals Harvest festivals of India also add happiness and joy in people’s life.

harvest festivals of india
Harvest Festivals of India
The festivities not only bring the people from different backgrounds but also turn the country into an alluring carnival, always having something new to offer to its tourists and visitors.

India-The Land of Farmers

India is the land of Farmers. India is also an agrarian country with different parts of the country growing different grains and crops throughout the year. The harvest festivals in India involve customary traditions and joyous celebrations.


Likewise other people farmers also enjoy their work and they celebrated it in the form of festivals. From the start of digging the seeds into the field to the crop season, small or large festivals are organized.

 

Harvest Festivals - The Celebration of Food

The harvest festival is the celebration of food. It marks that time of the year when all the crops that had been sowed in and cared for round the clock. When the crop season starts and farmers are ready to harvest their crop in the field, the happiness and excitement can be easily felt on their faces. Their hard works along with family members have given the results. People harvest their crop from the field and bring it to their home. Put it in the safest place. After harvesting their crop, they celebrate as harvest festivals.

 

Here, we have listed the harvest festivals of India with dates which people celebrate with pomp and excitement. Have a look!

 

 

HARVEST FESTIVALS OF INDIA

 

S.N.

NAME

STATE

MONTH

1

Makar Sankranti

Bihar, Uttar Pradesh

January

2

Lohri

Punjab

January

3

Uttarayan

Uttar Pradesh

January

4

Pongal

Tamil Nadu

January

5

Laddakh Harvest Festival

Laddakh

January

6

Basant Panchami

North India

February

7

Holi

All Over India

February-March

8

Ugadi

Karnataka, Telangana,

Andhra Pradesh

March-April

9

Gudi Padwa

Maharashtra

April

10

Baisakhi

Punjab

April

11

Bhogali Bihu

Assam

April

12

Dree Festival

Arunachal Pradesh

July

13

Hareli

Chhattisgarh

July-August

14

Onam

Kerala

August-September

15

Nuakhai

Odisha

August-September

 

Harvest Festivals of North India

Some of the major harvest festivals in India are Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Uttarayana, Lohri and Bhogali Bihu. These festivals are mostly celebrated in North India. These festivals are celebrated in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

  • Makar Sankranti
  • Uttarayana
  • Lohri
  • Baisakhi
  • Ladakh Harvest Festival


Makar Sankranti- Harvest Festival of Bihar

Makar Sankranti is one of the most widely celebrated harvest festivals of India. This festival is also known as Khichadi. This festival is important because it is also the Sun festival of India. Know more about Sun Festival in India


The day of Makar Sankranti is considered to be the most auspicious day for Hindus. People take a dip in the holy water of Ganga River, praying for good luck to come their way.

Makar Sankranti is also a major kite flying festival in Gujarat where a lot of competitions are held.

One of the biggest attractions in the country during Makar Sankranti is the Kumbh Mela at the confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna.

 

Lohri- Harvest Festival of Punjab

Lohri is celebrated all over North India to celebrate the end of winters and beginning of a new harvest season. Lohri is a famous harvest festival of Punjab that features customary move and tunes.

Generally falling a day before Makar Sankranti, people set up huge bonfires and gather around it to perform small rituals and express their gratitude to the Lord.

 

Baisakhi- Harvest Festival of Punjab

Baisakhi, which is also famously known as Vaisakhi is the most important Harvest festival in India and is celebrated with a lot of belief all over north India. It is celebrated as the Indian thanksgiving wherein the farmers thank the Lord for a prosperous and fruitful previous year and pray for an even more prosperous harvest next year. This harvest festival of north India is celebrated with great enthusiasm and the rhythms of dhols and bhangra.

It has religious significance for the Sikh community as well since Guru Gobind Singh had laid the foundation of Panth Khalsa on this day.

 

Ladakh Harvest Festival

Ladakh Harvest Festival is an integral part of the entire year in Ladakh and is celebrated all across the areas of Zanskar valley and Ladakh. The day is celebrated to commemorate Buddha, his teachings and the positive influence he had on the people of Ladakh. With the beginning of this harvest festival of India, Ladakh looks bright, lovely, and absolutely stunning. The pilgrimage to Thangka is made on this auspicious occasion and on this day, Ladakh looks even more stunning than ever. The monasteries are decorated beautifully and are visited by the tourists and monks every year.


Harvest Festivals of South India

Pongal, Onam and Ugadi are the famous harvest festivals of South India. These festivals are celebrated in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, and Telangana. All these festivals help one knows about the culture of South India.

  • Pongal
  • Onam
  • Ugadi


Ugadi- Harvest Festival of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana & Karnataka

Ugadi is the New Year celebration in Andhra Telangana and Karnataka. The festival comes in March or April every year. The festival is observed on the first day of the Chaitra month as per Hindu calendar and typically falls in the month of March or April as Gregorian calendar.


The day is observed by drawing Rangoli, decorating the house with mango leaves, buying new clothes, giving food or clothes to the poor, special oil bath, preparing delicacies like pachadi and visiting a temple.

The day is also observed as Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra. The festival is also celebrated as Yugadi in Karnataka.


Harvest Festivals of North-East India

Bihu- Harvest Festivals of Assam

Bihu is the harvest festival of Assam. The festival is a traditional New Year celebration of Assamese. During the month-long celebrations, young men and women wear their traditional clothes and perform the Bihu dance in the village fields and courtyards.

The key attraction of Bihu festival is Bihu dance, local cuisine, and coconut Ladoo, Til Pitha, Ghila Pitha, and Fish Pitika.


Harvest festivals are not only celebrated in India but across the world. All these festivals are based on their local harvest season. Those regions which are involved in agricultural practices plan their respective harvest seasons. Some of the countries that celebrate harvest festivals include Argentina, Indonesia, Thailand, Israel, Greece, Italy, and the United Kingdom.

 

 

 


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