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Thadingyut festival

The three-day Thadingyut festival was celebrated in Myanmar from October 8 to 10 this year. Key facts The Thadingyut Festival is also called the Lighting Festival of Myanmar. People in Myanmar celebrate this festival every year on the full moon day of the Burmese lunar month of Thadingyut. It is celebrated at the end of ..

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Mysuru Dasara Festival

Mysuru Dasara Festival was celebrated from September 26 to October 5 this year. Key facts Mysuru Dasara is a 10-day festival that commences with Navratri and concludes during the Vijayadashami. It is usually observed on the 10th day of the Hindu calendar month of Ashvina, which usually falls on September and October. The festival is ..

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Bathukamma

Bathukamma is being celebrated in Telangana from September 25 to October 3 this year. Key facts Bathukamma is observed as the state festival of Telangana since the state’s inception in 2014. It is a flower festival celebrated mainly in Telangana and several parts of Andhra Pradesh. This 9-day festival is celebrated based on Sathavahana calendar ..

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What is Oktoberfest?

Oktoberfest is an annual festival celebrated in the month of October for two weeks in Munich, Germany. Recently, the German Government announced that the celebrations of Oktoberfest have been cancelled due to COVID-19. This is the second consecutive year the celebrations are being cancelled in Germany. What is Oktoberfest It is a 16-to-18-day festival that ..

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India-International Cherry Blossom Festival of Shillong cancelled

Every year the cherry blossom festival is hosted by Meghalaya in the starting of November. This year the festival has been cancelled due to covid-19. It is the only Cherry festival being conducted in India. The India International Cherry blossom festival is organised by the Government of Meghalaya every year. The festival hosts live music, ..

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Kati Bihu festival celebrated in Assam: Key Facts

Kati Bihu is celebrated in Assam and is one of the three Bihu festivals. The Kati Bihu is also called as Kangali Bihu, the festival of the poor (the word “Kongal” means “poor”). It is celebrated in mid-October when the crops are at growing stage and the granaries of the farmers are empty. About Kati ..

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