Festivals in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh has traditional, religious and state festivals organized and celebrated throughout the state. These festivals are full of messages depicting one or more aspects of human life, relationships or ancient traditions. Many of these festivals such as Deepavali, Dasara, Mohurrum, Shivratri, etc. are celebrated nation wide.

With its 40 grand festivals, Uttar Pradesh is considered among the most colourful state of the country. All the occasions are celebrated with enthusiasm and excitement. These are the occasions when artists exhibit their talent in the most professional manner. Gymnasts, snake charmers, jugglers and the magicians are common sight of the fairs in Uttar Pradesh.

Fairs and Festivals of Uttar Pradesh

  • Ganga Dussehra
  • Bundeli Utsav
  • Buddha Purnima
  • Ayudha Pooja
  • Makar Sankranti
  • Holi
  • Lath Mar Holi
  • Krishna Janmashtami
  • Taj Mahotsav
  • Durgotsav
  • Kailash Fair
  • Ganga Mahotsav
  • Deva Mela
  • Ramnavami Mela
  • Gorakhpur Mahotsav
  • Ram Barat

Festivals celebrated in Uttar Pradesh and across India

  • Raksha Bandhan
  • Vaishakhi Purnima
  • Dussehra
  • Ram Navami
  • Ganesha Chaturthi
  • Deepawali
  • Shivaratri
  • Holi
  • Eid
  • Shab-e-Barat
  • New Years  Day
  • Christmas
  • Buddha Purnima
  • Guru Nanak‚Äôs Birthday

Festivals and fairs are celebrated in Uttar Pradesh with warm communal harmony like other parts of India. Apart from these major festivals (national festivals), Uttar Pradesh is visited for several unique fairs and celebrations.

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