Events and Festivals in August in India

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Events and Festivals in August in India- The month of August comes with a lot of festivals and events. Get ready to celebrate each and every festival with joy and enthusiasm. Here is a list of some of the national festivals and events that are celebrated in India like Independence Day, Raksha Bandhan, and many more.

Events and Festivals in August in India-


Raksha Bandhan(August 3, 2020):

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.

Independence Day (August 15, 2020):


This year will mark India’s 73rd 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.

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Krishan Janmashtami (August 12, 2020)

This festival celebrates the birthday of Hindu God Krishna, the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Clay pots containing butter, and curd are strung up high from buildings and young boys form a human pyramid and break them.

Bonderam festival (August 22, 2020):

Bonderam festival

It is an interesting festival celebrated in Goa. It is a mock fighting festival with parades on the Goan streets.

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Events and Festivals in August in India

Athachamayam Festival (22nd August 2020)

athachamayam festival

Athachamayam is one of the most iconic cultural festivals in India. The day rejoices the heroic triumph of the royal king of Kochi. This is celebrated in parts of Kerala, Elephant rallies, local tradition, art forms are seen during the festival.

Tarnetar Fair (21- 23 August 2020)

tarnetar fair
Tarnetar fair held near the temple of Triniteshwar Mahadev, Gujarat. This is a typical rural fair, where one can see and experience brave stunts, magic shows, tribal dance, camel rides, handicrafts shops.

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