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Upcoming Indian Festivals In The Month Of April 2020

Bringing To You Every Type Of Festivals From Across The States Of India That Will Be Celebrated In The Month Of April.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Chanshimla Varah | Updated on: 19 Feb 2020, 01:48:33 PM
Upcoming Indian Festivals

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New Delhi :

As a varied country with different cultures, practises and religion clubbed under a periphery of a nation, India sees the most festivals celebrated every year. The month April, however, stands aside as the most important given how the country relies hugely on crops and harvest in addition to various other significances. Below are hence, the dates and states of some of the most famous Indian festivals:

Baisakhi, Punjab, April 13-14: Celebrated across the state of Punjab, Vaisakhi or Baisakhi, is an ancient festival of Hindus and Sikhs. This spring harvest festival also marks the Sikh new year and commemorates the formation of Khalsa panth of warriors under Guru Gobind Singh in 1699.

Bohag Bihu, Assam, April 14-20: Bohag Bihu or Rongali Bihu also called Xaat Bihu is a festival celebrated in the state of Assam, Northeast India. The festival marks the beginning of the Assamese New Year hence signifying the time of harvest.

Chaitra Navratri 2020, March 25 to April 3: A significant month for Hindus, Chaitra Navratri is mostly observed in northern India and western India such as Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka. The celebration marks the start of the Hindu New Year as per the Luni-solar calendar and Maharastrians celebrate as Gudi Padwa while Kashmiri Hindus observe it as Navreh.

Ram Navami, Uttar Pradesh, April 2: A Hindu festival observed to celebrate the birth of Lord Ram, the seventh avatar of Vishnu. The festival celebrates the descent of god Vishnu as Rama avatar, through his birth to King Dasharatha and Queen Kausalya in Ayodhya.

Shirui Lily Festival, April 1: One of the biggest festival in the state of Ukhrul, Manipur, Shirui Lily festival named after the lily found only in Shirui village is observed to spread awareness about the endangered state flower 'Shirui Lily' as well as to promote Ukhrul district as a potential tourist destination in Manipur.

Urs festival, Ajmer, April 14: Celebrated in the seventh month of the Islamic lunar calendar, the Urs festival of Ajmer, Rajasthan, India is observed to commemorates the anniversary of the death of Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti.

Tamil Puthandu, April 14: A Tamil new year, in the Tamil Hindu calender, the festival starts with kanni when, at the dawn, families place a large mirror and lay a tray is filled with tropical fruits, coconut, gold ornaments, fruits, cash, beetal leaves and other auspicious things in front of it. The temples also glow with special rituals, food feast, flower decoration and much more.

Ramadan, April 23: A holy month for Muslims that is celebrated through fasting, Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection, self-improvement, and heightened devotion and worship to strengthen the teachings of Islam. 

Good Friday, April 10: A holy day for Christians across the globe, Good Friday is observed to thank Jesus Christ for dying on the Cross at Calvary for the sins of humankind. The day is observed through fasting and penance.

Easter Sunday, April 12: Another holy day for Christians, Easter, also called Pascha or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead.

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First Published : 19 Feb 2020, 01:19:56 PM