Here is a list of Events and Festivals in August 2018 India:
Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race (August11, 2018): With all its thrill and adventure it is a lodestone event that calls for more than two lakhs audiences from India and abroad. It takes place on the second Saturday of August every year. If you are planning your tour to the backwaters of Alleppey, Kerala, make sure to book your tickets for the boat race in advance to spot a front seat.
Teej festival( August 13,2018):
From August begins the bloom of Hindu festive season with the celebration of Haryali Teej festival. The women dress in green and enjoy swinging to mark the reunion of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and celebrate Monsoon; it is one of the major festivals for married Hindu women.
Independence Day (August 15,2018):
This year will mark India’s 70th Independence Day, which is expected to be celebrated with some additional pomp and show, with some exhibitions displaying chivalry of the Armed forces and screenings of some patriotic films.
Nag Panchami(August15, 2018):
It is an age-old festival of snakes celebrated in many parts of India. At this day the snakes are not to be feared of but rather worshipped and offered with milk at the temples.
Jhapan Mela (August17, 2018):
It is also a festival of snakes where the snake charmers worship the Snake Goddess Manasa, daughter of Lord Shiva and display tricks with snakes. It is mainly a tribal festival which is celebrated on the last day of Bengali Shraavana month.
It is a ten days harvest festival celebrated in Kerala to mark the arrival of mythical King Mahabali. The joy is further added with folk dance performances like Kathakali, boat race, feast, and fireworks.
Raksha Bandhan(August 26,2018):
Raksha Bandhan is a national festival celebrated by Hindus to celebrate the brother-sister relationship. It has a religious symbolic significance also. The sisters tie colorful Rakhis or thread on the wrist of their brothers, to ensure their everlasting bond and protection of each other.
Onam Pulikkali Tiger Play( August28, 2018):
This is a 200 years old festival where the grown-up men paint themselves as Tigers and display their gallantry. It’s a sight to see when you are in Thrissur, Kerala.
It is an interesting festival celebrated in Goa. It is a mock fighting festival with parades on the Goan streets.
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