Festivals in October 2019 – The month of October is one of the best times around the year as it brings in various festivals and events that are celebrated in India at a grand scale, let’s find out about some of the major Festivals in October 2019:
1 – Gandhi Jayanti (October 02, 2019):
The Festivals in October 2019 begins with Gandhi Jayanti; it celebrates the birth anniversary of the father of the nation, Shri Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who was popularly known as ‘Bapu’ every year. Many cultural festivals and speeches are organized in remembrance of the Great Leader.
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2 – Navratri (29 September- 7 October 2019):
From this day will commence the Navratri, the nine-day Hindu festival which celebrates the victory of Goddess Durga over the buffalo demon. It is celebrated in different parts of India, the celebration in the state of Gujarat is famous for its Garba dance.
Do Read: Why do we celebrate Navratri?
3- Durga Puja (3-8 October 2019):
On this day will be celebrated Durga Puja, majorly in West Bengal. The Durga Puja celebration is a sight to see in Kolkata and other parts of India.
4- Dussehra (8 October 2019):
Dussehra celebrates the victory of good over evil, on this day Lord Rama had returned from the fourteen-year exile, after killing Ravana, the entire nation celebrates his arrival and victory.
Do read: Rituals and significance of Dussehra
5- Rajasthan International Folk Festival (10- 14 October 2019):
Rajasthan International Folk Festival celebrated in Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur. This festival calls culture and music enthusiasts from various parts of the country and abroad to enjoy and participate in the cultural jest.
6- Karva Chauth (17 October 2019):
Karva Chauth is celebrated mainly in North India by married women mostly which includes fasting and offering prayers for a long healthy life of their better halves, in some households the unmarried women also fast for their future husband. The women dress up and break their fast after the moon shows up, followed by a feast.
Must Read: Karva Chauth: What, When, How and why?
7- Halloween (31 October):
Halloween is a festival of the West; the countries in the west celebrate the dead on this day with people dressed up as dead people. It is now celebrated in India also. Feasting, merrymaking, and mingling with the dead are parts of the festivities.
Now since you know about these festivals in October, you can plan your holidays and visit places to celebrate these festivals the best. For more details on Festivals in October 2019 and other related updates, like and subscribe to tentaran.com.