Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming festivals and fairs of India in April 2020. The month of April is believed to be bringing new life and vitality as it is the month of spring in India and for many, spring is a recreational season. You can feel the positive energy in nature itself with flowers and plants all blossoming, and trees laden with birds chirping.
These are some of the widely celebrated and most famous upcoming festivals and fairs of India in April 2020.
Aoling FestivalDate: 1-10 April 2020
Aoling is the festival of the Konyak Tribes – head-hunter tribes of Nagaland. They spend most of their time in agriculture activities, drinking alcohol, smoking opium, and hunting. They celebrate the festival every year to mark the beginning of the spring festival.
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Date: 6 April 2020
Venue: Uttar Pradesh
It is one of the major festivals of the Jain community that celebrates the birth of Mahavir (the last Tirthankara). On this day, priests perform abhisheka (a ceremonial bath) of the statues of Mahavir and people following Jainism do charity in the name of Mahavir.
upcoming festivals and fairs of India in April
Date: 10 April 2020
Good Friday is celebrated by the Christians in India and abroad to mark and remember the suffering, passion and death of Lord Jesus during his crucifixion on the cross.
Date: 11-17 April 2020
Venue: Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden, Srinagar, Kashmir
Tulip festival is held in the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden in Srinagar. It is the proud host to Asia’s largest Tulip Flower Show. During this period, the Kashmir valley is painted in almost every color of a spectrum. You can see approx. 48 varieties of tulips here.
Sankat Mochan Music Festival:
Date: 12 April 2020
Venue: Sankat Mochan Hanuman temple, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
The first Sankat Mochan Music Festival was held in 1923, and since then it started attracting classical musicians and dancers to perform from all over India.
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Date: 14 April 2020
Venue: Punjab and Haryana
Baisakhi or Vaisakhi is one of the most colourful festivals celebrated in summers in India. The Punjabi community celebrates this festival to mark the arriving of New Year by harvesting rabi crops. The farmers wear new clothes, cook delicious food, and honour this new beginning with traditional dance and music.
BihuDate: 14-20 April 2020
Bihu is the main festival of Assam which occurs three times a year but the biggest celebration, known as Bohag Bihu or Rongali Bihu, happens in April. It signifies the commencement of Assamese New Year and the arrival of the spring season. It is celebrated for 2-7 days by singing folk songs, performing Bihu dance, merriment and feasting.
Kadammanitta PadayaniDate: 15-24 Apr 2020
Kadammanitta Padayani is an event carried forward by the locals of Kerala. Padayani is a traditional dance originated from the depth of Travancore and involves a rhythmic synchronization between melodious folklore music and heavy drumming.