Indian Festivals in May 2023 | May Festivals of India List

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In the month of May people of India celebrate special days decided by the international community or National community or the birthday of some legendary personalities.

Indian Festivals in May
Indian Festivals in May

May Festivals of India List-

The list of festivals celebrated in India in the month of May is given below.

S.N. May Festival Name Date
1 International Workers’ Day 1 May
2 World Laughter Day 1 May
3 Thrissur Pooram 1 May
4 Mother’s Day 8 May
5 Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti 11 May
6 Dhungri Mela 14 May – 16 May
7 Buddha Purnima 5 May
8 World No Tobacco Day 31 May

World Laughter Day

World Laughter Day is celebrated to highlight the importance of happiness in our life and behavior. Laughter is considered the best medicine in medical science. The main purpose of World Laughter day is To bring a smile to every face.

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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May every year. Mothers play an immensely important role in our life. Mothers are selfless, shower unconditional love on their children, and sacrifice all their needs for their families. To remember the contribution of our loving mother, we celebrate a day like Mother’s Day.

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World No Tobacco Day

Cancer is a big problem nowadays. A large no of people is suffering from mouth cancer caused due to chewing tobacco. People know the adverse effect of tobacco on our health and body, but still, they don’t care about it. To bring the attention of the world, and highlight the tobacco-related disease, we celebrate World No Tobacco Day in the month of May.

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Buddha Purnima

Buddha Jayanti, also known as Buddha Purnima, celebrates the birth, enlightenment, and death of Lord Buddha. It’s the most sacred Buddhist festival. Activities include prayer meets, sermons, religious discourses, recitation of Buddhist scriptures, group meditation, processions, and worship of the statue of Buddha.

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Dhungri Mela

The three-day Dhungri Mela takes place in honor of Goddess Hadimba’s birthday in Manali. She was the wife of Bhima, one of the five Pandavas brothers from the great Hindu epic the Mahabharata. Her temple is one of the most important ones in the region, and gods and goddesses from surrounding villages are carried in procession to attend the celebrations. The festival involves much singing and dancing, including performances of the Kullu Natti folk dance. It provides an interesting glimpse of local culture.

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