Top 10 festivals of PUNJAB

Usha Biswal Rout

03, Jan 2017 @ 12:32 AM
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Start Date: Sun, 01 Jan 2017                     End Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2017
Venue: Punjab, India
Related to: Punjab Travel Guide

Punjab is the wonderful India travel spot that celebrates some of the most interesting upcoming festivals and events. Amongst other India travel spots, Punjab boasts many finest places of attraction and things to do for tourists. Top 10 festivals of Punjab as follows.

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Lohri :

One of the special celebrations in Punjab is Lohri which represents the harvest festival in the state. People all around the region get indulge in merriment of Lohri with traditional folk dances and songs around the bonfire.

Dussehra :

An important festival in India Dussehra is thoroughly enjoyed throughout Punjab by people who participate in sacred rituals with utmost devotion. On the tenth day after Navmi the effigy of Ravana is burnt by people that symbolize victory of goodness over evil.

Holi :

The Hindu festival Holi is extremely popular in Punjab as Hola Moholla and is celebrated a day after the real Holi celebration in India. During the day, Kushti or wrestling games are organized by people and evening is enjoyed with colors.

Guru Tegh Bahadur's martyrdom day :

Guru Tegh Bahadur’s martyrdom day is the day of excessive significance in the calendar of Sikhs which is celebrated in the month of November and December. People pay respect to Guru Tegh Bahadur for his great sacrifice. Devotees organize Prabhat Pheris, sing hymns in Gurudwaras along with kirtans and also organize lecture.

Deepawali :

Deepawali is another important festival in Punjab which is celebrated by everyone irrespective of caste and religion. The day is observed twenty days after Dussehra generally in the month of October or November. People lighten up their houses with diyas and decorate them in various ways.

Idd-Ul-Fitr :

Idd-Ul-Fitr is the Muslim festival which is celebrated in Punjab by not only Muslims but people from other religion too. The day falls after the month of Ramazaan and marks the breaking of long fast.

Maha Sivarathri :

Maha Shivarathri means the great night of Lord Shiva which is celebrated with interest throughout Punjab. Devotees used to keep fast and indulge in grand puja of Lord Shiva the entire night until the dawn.

Christmas :

Christmas is the most special Christian festival in India which is also enjoyed in Punjab with huge charm. People of religious faith used to visit churches and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

Guru Nanak Jayanti :

The most important Sikh festival Guru Nanak Jayanti is widely celebrated in Punjab which marks the birthday of Guru Nanak Dev. Devotees take out procession in the morning, sing Shabads and organize Langars in the memory of Guru Nanak Dev.

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