List of Indian Festivals with Date

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A Festival means a celebration of happiness. Celebration of the best moment in our life. The Festival gives the feeling of real life. We really enjoy during festival celebration. 


India celebrates a large number of festivals. Since India is diverse in many aspects, each festival signifies different culture and tradition. Depending upon the belief, culture, religion, etc each festival has its own importance. Here, we will know about different festivals celebrated in India. The religious festival, cultural festivals local festivals, film festivals, sports festivals,

If you are looking for an Indian festival list in detail then you are in the right place. Here is a list of religious and national festivals in India. Plan your festival holidays and make them more exciting and explore the vibrant culture of India.



Festival Name

Date (2021)


Makar Sankranti

14th January



Begins on 17th January


Basant Panchami

16th February


Maha Shivratri

11th March



29th March



Begins on 27th March



14th April



Begins on 13th April


Thrissur Pooram

3rd May


Buddha Jayanti

7th May


Eid Ul Fitr

13rd May


Ratha Yatra

23rd June



30th June



22nd August



30th August


Independence Day

15th August



Begins on 12th August


Ganesh Chaturthi

10th September



From 7th to 14th October


Durga Puja

15th October



15th October



4th November



19th November



25th December

Religious Festivals

Krishna Janmashtami

Krishna Janmashtami festival is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Krishna. The festival comes in the month of August.

 Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi is also one of the most important festivals in India widely celebrated in Maharashtra State. The festival continues for 10 days. On these days, Hindus bring the childhood idol of Lord Ganesh, set in their home, and organize prayers for 10 days.

Navratri / Durga Puja

Durga Puja or Navratri is one of the most important Hindu festivals in India widely celebrated in North India, West Bengal, and Gujarat. Navratri is a nine days festival.  During the Nine Days of Navratri, Hindus set idols of Goddess Durga and organize prayer for Nine Days.

In West Bengal, Navratri is celebrated as Durga Puja. The festival is celebrated during the last 4 days of Navratri every year. Hindu offer prayers to the goddess Durga. To know more, visit here:- 10 Best Moments of Durga Puja in Bengal

Vijayadashami or Dussehra

Dussehra comes the day next to the Navratri. On the day of Dussehra Lord Rama kills Rawana symbolizing the victory of good over evil. On the day of Dussehra small or large fairs are organized at different places in India. Dussehra is also one of the most important festivals in India.

Diwali – The Festival of Lights

Diwali or Deepawali is one of the most important festivals in India. The festival comes just after 20 days of Dussehra. Diwali is celebrated by the Hindu community, Sikh Community, Jain Community, and Buddha Communities in India.

Vasant Panchami

Vasant Panchami is also known as Saraswati Puja. It comes in the month of January-February. The festival celebration also signifies the welcome of the Vasant season or also known as the autumn season.

Maha Shivratri

Maha Shivratri comes in the month of February. On the day of Maha Shivratri, Hindus offer prayer to Lord Shiva and keep fasting.

Hanuman Jayanti

Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Hanuman. Hanumana is a devotee of Lord Rama. his selfless dedication towards Rama.

Kumbh Mela – The Biggest Fair in the World

Kumbh Mela is one of the most important festivals in India. The Kumbh Mela is organized at four places in India…i.e. Ujjain, Nasik, Prayagraj, and Haridwar. The festival continues for 35 days every year

Nag Panchami

Nag Panchami is a Hindu festival that comes in the month of August. On the day of Nag, Panchami Hindus pray to SheshNag and wish for blessing.

Vishwakarma Puja

Vishwakarma Puja is one of the Hindu festivals in India. Lord Vishwakarma is considered the lord of construction. Hindus organize prayers on 17 September as the birthday of Lord Vishwakarma every year.

Festival of Brothers & Sisters

Raksha Bandhan 

Raksha Bandhan is the festival of brother and sister. It comes in the month of August. On the day of Raksha Bandhan, the sister ties a Rakhi on the right-hand wrist of his brother and takes the promise of protection for her own life for a lifetime. To know more, Visit here:- Raksha Bandhan Celebration

Bhai Dooj

Bhaiya Dooj is a Sister Brother festival. On the day of the Bhaiya Dooj Festival, sisters keep fasting and pray to god to keep them safe for their brother. Bhaiya Dooj comes just a day after the Diwali festival every year.

Festival of Husband & Wife


Teej is one of the most difficult Hindu festivals widely celebrated in India. On the day of Teej, married women keep fasting for 24 hours. During fasting, all married women remain without taking a drop of water. That’s why the festival is considered one of the most difficult festivals.

Karwa Chauth

Karwa Chauth is one of the most difficult festivals and also one of the most important festivals in India. The married Hindu Women keep fasting without a single drop of water, offer prayer to god, and wish for the blessing of their husbands.

Holi – The Festival of Colors

Holi is one of the important festivals in India. Holi is known as The Festival of Colors. Holi also signifies the start of the New Year in the Hindu calendar.

Sun Festival

Chhath Puja – An Ancient Hindu Festival

Chhath is one of the most important Sun Festivals In India. The festival is widely celebrated in north India, especially in Bihar state. On the day of Chhath, women go to the bank of a river, pond, or lake and any water storage place, stand in the water, and pray to the God Sun.

Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti is celebrated on the date of 15 January every year. It is one of the sun festivals in India. On the day of Makar Sankranti, Pongal is also celebrated.

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