Festivals in India: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Chaitra Jatra festival cancelled amid coronavirus outbreak

The famous annual Chaitra Jatra festival is celebrated in the state of Odisha. The festival which was scheduled to be held on March 17 at the Tara Tarini hill shrine of the state was cancelled as a precautionary measure against COVID-19 outbreak. According to the state officials, more than 1.5 lakh visitors usually arrive for ..

Phool Dei celebrated in Uttarakhand

Phool Dei is the harvest festival celebrated in the state of Uttarakhand. The cultural festival is celebrated to mark the beginning of spring season. It is usually celebrated in the month of Chaitra (March-April) in the Hindu calendar. The people of the state decorate their houses with flowers as a part of the celebration. Children ..

Fagli festival celebrated in Himachal Pradesh

The traditional festival called ‘Fagli’ has been recently celebrated in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. The annual festival is being celebrated for several years to observe the “victory of good over evil”. This festival is also celebrated to mark the end of winter or the beginning of spring. The people of the state were dressed ..

‘Chapchar Kut’ celebrated in Mizoram

‘Chapchar Kut’ is a popular and the biggest festival celebrated across the state of Mizoram. It is celebrated to welcome the spring season. The festival is celebrated by all the people of the state with many cultural events associated with it. People participate in dance and musical events including the traditional bamboo dance – Cheraw.

Tripura to host Hornbill Festival

Tripura government is to hold the two-day Hornbill Festival for the first time from February 8, 2020. The festival has been an important state festival of Nagaland, which is usually held in the month of December in the Naga heritage village of Nagaland. Tripura hosts the festival with an aim to conserve the Hornbill bird ..

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival celebrated in Mumbai

The famous arts festival called ‘Kala Ghoda Arts Festival’ is celebrated annually in the city of Mumbai. The 21st edition of the street festival has recently commenced. This year, the nine-day-long festival has a variety of events in 12 sections, related to arts, music, cinema, literature, theatre and heritage walks. This year’s edition of KGAF ..

The agricultural festival of Nuakhai started in Odisha

The agricultural festival of Nuakhai has started in Odisha on 13th September 2018. The word ‘nua’ means new and ‘khai’ means food, so the name means the farmers are in possession of the newly harvested rice. The festival is seen as a new ray of hope, held the day after the Ganesha Chaturthi festival. During ..