5 Summer Festivals Of India

5 Summer Festivals Of IndiaWhen you hear the summer one thing that fills your mind is undoubtedly the summer vacations that used to keep us excited while in school and college. While you are in office you must be missing that and suddenly when you find the neighborhood school kid enjoying in park during daytime, you start feeling envious. But gone days are gone and seeing others relishing the summer vacations brings memory of your past in front of your eyes. Apart from vacations, summer time is also filled with many kind of summer festivals across the country which perhaps you don’t know.

Let’s check some of the summer festivals of our country:

1-Thrissur Pooram

Thrissur Pooram - 5 Summer Festivals Of IndiaThis is a popular temple summer festivals of Kerala held in Vadakkunnathan Temple. This is the day when the moon rises with the Pooram star in the Malayalam Calendar month of Medam. The pooram of all poorams is a festival of spectacular processions of caparisoned elephants and enthralling percussion performances. This festival was ideated by Raja Rama Varma. This is basically a Hindu festival but it is attended by almost all segments of the society.

2-Chithirai Festival

This is the yearly festival held in Madurai of Tamil Nadu and it is witnessed in the month of April. Madurai Chithirai Festival is one of the longest celebrations of the world and lasts for one month where lakhs of people gathers in the festival and offer their gratitude to the lord. This festival is segregated in two parts where the first fifteen is dedicated to goddess Meenaxi and the rest fifteen days is dedicated to Alagar or Lord Vishnu.

3-Mt. Abu Summer Festival

This is held every year on Budh Poornima during the month of May. This three-day annual Summer Festival celebrates the cordiality and happiness of the people of hill station, hospitality of the people and the cultural programs take place. Mount Abu being a hill station attracts a lot of visitors during summers and this festival is a sort of paying thanks to all the visitors. Skating Race, skater’s Show, CRPF Band Show, Boat Race, Horse Race, Tug of War, etc. are part of this festival.

4-Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan festival

Rakhi - 5 Summer Festivals Of IndiaNowhere in this world anyone celebrates the bond between siblings. A sister in India ties a protective thread on her brother’s wrist as a mark of her love and blessings. You can get rakhi online these days for their brothers. A sister has to keep a fast for the safety of her brother and the brother also takes vows to always protect her from all obstacles of life. This season you can get the best online Rakhi from Bookmyflowers.com to surprise your brother.

5-Moatsu Festival

This amazing festival is celebrated by the tribal people of Nagaland. One would witness lots of colors, feasts, dance and music in the first week of May every year.

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