May 2022: Indian Festivals And Events Guide

May 2022: Indian Festivals And Events Guide

May month in India marks the season of great enthusiasm. May, with shining sun and a wide variety of notable festivals and events, offers people the best of holidays and vacation ideas. The celebration of the festivals and fairs in May is an excellent amalgamation of ritual with warmth. The multi-hued exhibition is enthralling during this time of the year. Have a look at the list of festivals and events lined up for you this May 2022.

Rabindranath Tagore Jayanthi or Rabindra Jayanti

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This is the birth anniversary of the poet and freedom fighter, Rabindranath Tagore. He has written numerous poetries including the National Anthem of the country. This festival is celebrated with numerous cultural and entertainment events, which include dance, drama, and poetry revolving around the works and life of Rabindranath Tagore. The best of all celebrations can be found in Santiniketan of West Bengal, where many cultural programs will be conducted by the students. Each university and institution uniquely celebrates this festival.

Ramadan

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If you were a foodie, you would find this festival, very interesting. Muslims around the world, fast throughout this month. They dine only before sunrise and after sunset. Thus, during their dining time, the streets will be filled with street food shops. Traditional Muslim community regions will be celebrating with food by throwing feasts, creating food festivals and much more. These festivals focus more on meat. Muslims find it very religious to donate or share food with people. Thus, you can have a great time with food. The festival of Ramadan ends with Eid-ul-Fitr. This is the day of feasting, merrymaking and shopping.

Maharana Pratap Jayanti

Maharana Pratap is a ruler of Rajput and a freedom fighter. His birthday is celebrated with valour in these destinations. Many dances, music, drama and other cultural events will be conducted to explain the bravery of the king. The king’s memorial statue in Udaipur will be decorated well and it is worth a visit. Many cities conduct parades to honour the legacy of the king.

Ooty Summer Festival

Ooty is an important summer destination in the state of Tamil Nadu. May marks the end of the tourism season in the region. Thus, the locals create extravaganza in every element to attract tourists or as a way of saying goodbye. Top events include a vegetable show in Nehru Park of Kotagiri, a Rose show in the Government rose garden of Ooty, a Fruit show in Sim’s Park of Coonoor, and a Flower Show at Ooty Botanical Garden and the Commercial Road will be filled with bazaars for shopping. The actual date of the summer festival varies within May, every year.

Moatsu Festival

This festival is exclusively celebrated in Chuchuyimlang village of Nagaland by the Ao tribe. This festival marks the end of the planting season. It is time for the locals to rejoice in the harvest and thus, the festival focuses on merrymaking and sharing. You can find many dance and music performances. The main event of the celebration is Sangpagtu. In this, the locals dress up in their best local attire, sit around a fire and enjoy wine and meat.

Thrissur Pooram

This is the grandest of all Kerala Festivities. This festival’s main attraction is the grand procession with 30 elephants, more than 250 musicians, locals and much more. You can also enjoy many cultural events like ornamental parasol display, drums concerts, dance and music celebrations. Fireworks mark the end of the festival. You can find many special viewing areas for enjoying the fireworks.

Mount Abu hill station is quite famous in the state of the desert. This festival marks the end of the tourism season in the mountain. The summer festival starts with ballad singing and folk dances. Other common events in the celebration are boat race, roller skating, firework display and the iconic Sham-e-Qawwali music show.

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