Events and Festivals in August 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 Events and Festivals in August India:

Teej festival( August 3,2019):

Teej festival

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.

Nag Panchami(August 5, 2019):

Nag Panchami

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.

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Independence Day (August 15, 2019):

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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.

Raksha Bandhan(August 15, 2019):

Raksha Bandhan

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.

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Jhapan Mela (August 18, 2019):

Jhapan Mela

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.

Bonderam festival (August 24, 2019):

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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Krishan Janmashtami (August 25, 2019)

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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.

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