Fairs and festivals in August

Fairs and festivals in India in month of August

  • Teej Festival, Jaipur

    Teej is celebrated in India especially by women in the months of July-August marking the advent of monsoons. It has great significance in Rajasthan as it is observed to provide relief from the scorching heat of summer. Thus, it is popularly called the Sawan Festival. The festival of Teej symbolizes reunion of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

  • Bundi Festival

    Teej festival in Bundi, Rajasthan is celebrated all over the state with each region having its own unique touch. It is celebrated on the third day of the month of Bhadra. The festival starts with the procession of goddess Teej in a decorated palanquin from the beautiful Naval Sagar. It passes through the main bazaars and terminates at Azad Park. The procession has decorated elephants, camels, bands, performing artists and colourfully dressed people.

  • Raksha Bandhan

    Raksha Bandhan (the bond of protection), or Rakhi is a festival primarily observed in India, which celebrates the relationship between brothers and sisters. It is generally celebrated in North India by Hindus and Jains.

  • Krishna Janmashtami

    Also known as Gokulashtami, or sometimes merely as Janmashtami, is a Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

  • Eid ul Fitr

    The ‘festival of fast breaking’ is the most celebratory of all Muslim festivals. It is celebrated after the long fasting month of Ramadan (the ninth month of the Islamic calendar), on the first day of the Shawwal month of the Hijri year (Islamic calendar). Women prepare sweets at home and all Muslims are seen adorned with new dresses on this day. Eid ul Fitr is synonymous with joy and thanksgiving.

  • Onam

    The harvest festival of Kerala is celebrated with tremendous zeal and enthusiasm all over the state. Falls on the beginning of the Malayalam month of ‘Chingam’ (August – September), Onam is the harvest festival of Kerala. This is exactly the reason why Onam is celebrated in Chingam, the first month of Malayalam calendar.

  • Nehru Trophy Boat Race

    This competition is held on 2nd Saturday of August in Alleppy, (Allapuzha) Kerala. The long elegant snake boats with crew of over hundred men sail the boats to win the trophy.

  • Independence Day

    Independence Day is celebrated to mark the independence of India. India became independent on August 15, 1947, after the British left the country. Since then, August 15 is celebrated as the Independence Day.