India is one such country which celebrates every little moment in grandeur. It is blessed with so many festivals which are celebrated by different religions and casts in grand way. Bringing the tradition and culture into spotlight, every Indian never loses an opportunity to celebrate. Every month, starting from January to the end of December, people of India celebrate their respective festivals which are worth witnessing and enjoying.
Let us now check top 6 Indian festivals to be celebrated in 2019
Starting Punjab, Lohri is the most amazing festival celebrated by the Punjabis. Signifying the end of the cold winter and arrival of warmer days, and the onset of harvest season, Lohri is celebrated with much fanfare. People dancing around the bonfires, music and amazing food are the highlight of this festival. Although it is an important festival in Punjab, it is also celebrated in other parts of India. Lohri falls on 13th January, 2019.
Celebrated nationwide on 26th January, Republic Day is celebrated to acknowledge the Constitution of India, which was founded in 1950. On the day of Republic Day visit New Delhi at the Rajpath Avenue to watch parade done by Indian Army, Air/Navy Force. The event look more spectacular when the force shows its helicopter flying skills and traditional dance troupes performs.
Similar to Lohri, Pongal is yet another major festival celebrated during the month of January. Celebrated in the state of Tamil Nadu, Pongal is celebrated by making rangolis, cooking special Pongal dish made up of boiled milk and rice and having family get-together. Colorful kolams rangolis on the streets and house entrance look really great. It will be celebrated on 15-16th January 2019.
You can't miss this on-going festival which is celebrated in Rann of Kutch, Gujarat. The festival reflects the culture and heritage of the region through folk dance, music, handicrafts, adventure sports, etc. Residing in the middle of far stretched white desert, the Rann of Kutch can be enjoyed by pre-booking your accommodation in the tent.
If you have interest towards literature, then don' miss the Jaipur Literature Festival celebrated from between 24th -28th January 2019 with huge fanfare. Artists and authors from India and overseas attend this festival to share their literature knowledge, release new books and have conversation.
Marking the Makar Sankranti festival, International Kite Festival is widely celebrated in Gujarat and Rajasthan. One can see millions of colorful kites flying over the sky and people even have kite flying competition. Kite painting, aerial acrobats, and kite flying are some amazing things that take place. Celebrated between 6th-14th January 2019, some top places you can enjoy watching this festival are- Sabarmati River Front, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad and Rajasthan.