November brings with a number of festivals and holidays to celebrate the festivals with friends and family. With winters approaching, it makes for the perfect time to move out without fearing the Sun. Here is a list of major festivals in November 2018:
The Rann Utsav, Kutch
The Rann Utsav of Kutch starts from the first week of November till the last week of the month of February. It is an extravaganza that showcases the local art, folk music, dance and other activities. It is best to witness the beauty of salt desert of Kutch on a full moonlight when the white sand appears like crystals spread till eternity.
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It is an important festival that is celebrated in Indian Northern states like Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal etc. It is a daylong event and includes practices like praying to the Sun God while standing in the water. It falls on the sixth day after the festival of Diwali, this year it will fall on November 13th 2018.
Pushkar Camel Fair
An event full of lights, colours, games, animal shows, folk music and dance of the state of Rajasthan. It is witnessed by people coming from India and abroad in a huge number. It is a Gala event that can be best enjoyed with a stay at the tent camps between the sandy deserts. This year it will be celebrated between 15th – 23rd November 2018.
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Ganga Mahotsav or Dev Deepavali
The Gang Mahotsav celebrates the Goddess Ganga or the River Ganges and Dev Deepavali is the Diwali of Gods. Witnessing the festival on the last day is one of the most fascinating things to watch as people release hundreds of lamps in the Ganges. It can be best enjoyed at Har ki Pauri, Haridwar and Varanasi. The Dev Deepavali falls on the 14th day after the Diwali festival is celebrated. This year it will be celebrated on November 22nd, 2018.
The Matsya Festival is celebrated in Alwar, Rajasthan. The city of Alwar, during the times of Mahabharata, used to be known as the land of fishes; (Matsya in Hindi means Fish in English) or Matsya Desh. It includes various cultural and traditional dance forms and other festivities. It exhibits the culture and ethnicity of Rajasthan. It is celebrated for two days, this year it will be celebrated on 25th and 26th November 2018.
Guru Nanak Jayanti
The Guru Nanak Jayanti is a Sikh festival that is celebrated with great enthusiasm in the Indian state of Punjab majorly and by other Sikhs all over. Over the time the festival has gained an immense popularity that not only does the Sikhs but also by people of other religions. It will fall on 23rd November 2018.
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