Events & Festivals In Delhi
Number of festivals lend a vibrant feel to Delhi
An assimilation of cultures, faiths, traditions and beliefs of settlers from different parts of the country has
lent a very unique vibe to the city. Festivals and celebrations, be it religious or non religious in nature are
celebrated with great fan fare by all the communities.
Diwali, Janmashtami, Holi, Id-ul-Fitr, Makar Sankranti, Dusshera, Christmas are all celebrated with vigor.
Holi which falls in the month of March is one of the important Hindu festivals celebrated in Delhi. People
smear, spray dry colours, water balloons on others with a joyous chant of Holi Hai!
Janmashtami celebrated in August is another festival where the entire city looks decked up. Temples and streets
all have street plays depicting the life of Lord Krishna.
Diwali- The whole city wears a festive look weeks in advance. People exchange gifts and sweets. It is at this
time of the year that stores offer huge discounts on anything from dresses to jewelry and kitchen items.
During Dusshera, the festivities go on for full ten days. Ramlila or the story of Lord Rama is acted out at
various places. During the culmination of the ten days an effigy of Ravana, the demon are burnt, signifying the
triumph of good over evil.
International Mango Festival
In july, held each year at the Talkatora Stadium draws the curious and fruit lovers. Different types of this
juicy, sweet fruit are at display during the festival.
Surajkund Arts and Crafts Mela
Held in the month of February, the crafts fair brings artists from all parts of India to showcase their items.
International Trade Fair
Held at the Pragati Maidan in the month of November, the fair showcases the best from all the states of India