December in India is a magical time when the country adorns itself with a colourful array of festivals, each steeped in tradition and meaning. From the spiritual observance of Gita Jayanti to the festive cheer of Christmas, these celebrations bring people of all backgrounds together to celebrate diversity and unity. In this article, we explore some of the most notable Indian festivals in December 2023. Get ready for the celebration of beautiful festivals in December and make your holiday plan according to the festival date.
List of Indian Festivals in December 2023
Here is the list of upcoming Indian festivals in December with the date.
|S.N.||December Festival Name||Date 2023|
|1||Konark Dance and Music Festival||1 December|
|2||Kala Bhairav Jayanti||5 December|
|3||Vivah Panchami||17 December|
|4||Gita Jayanti||22 December|
|5||Farmers Day||23 December|
|7||New Year Eve||31 December|
Introduction to December Festivals 2023
Vivah Panchami is a significant Hindu festival celebrated on the fifth day of the waxing moon in the month of Margashirsha. It commemorates the divine wedding of Lord Rama and Sita, as described in the epic Ramayana. Devotees gather at temples, recite holy verses, and reenact the wedding, symbolizing the virtues of love and devotion.
Gita Jayanti, celebrated annually on the 11th day of the waxing moon in the Margashirsha month, honours the Bhagavad Gita’s sacred scripture. This Hindu festival marks the day when Lord Krishna imparted his divine wisdom to Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. It is a time for recitation, reflection, and spiritual enlightenment. Know more:- What is Bhagavad Gita?
Christmas celebrated on December 25th, is a joyous holiday that brings people together to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. It is a time for family gatherings, gift-giving, festive decorations, and spreading goodwill. From the twinkling lights on the tree to the warmth of hot cocoa, Christmas is a season of love and merriment. Know more:- Christmas Celebration
In December, India comes alive with a tapestry of vibrant festivals. From the spiritual significance of Gita Jayanti to the warmth and togetherness of Christmas, these celebrations reflect the nation’s rich cultural diversity and religious pluralism. They serve as a reminder of unity, tradition, and the beauty of coexisting harmoniously amidst the myriad of beliefs. Whether it’s the joy of decorating a Christmas tree or the reverence of reciting sacred verses, these festivals connect people across the country, reminding us of the values and traditions that make India unique. As December unfolds, it’s a time to cherish, learn, and appreciate the cultural mosaic that is India.