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Agra: Events Highlights

 

Highlights: Major Events


Pongal

15 January

This four-day festival is one of the major celebrations in India, with cities like Agra focusing the celebrations on the second day, and is celebrated more extensively in smaller villages. 

 

The Taj Mahotsav

18 - 27 February

This is one of the most important and colourful cultural festivals in India, and spans over 10 days. It is held in the city of Shilpgram (nearby Taj Mahal) and features the many arts, crafts and culture of India, which includes traditional culture-rich performances, camel and elephant rides and an array of delicacies and activities for the whole family.

 

Holi

22 March

Also know as `The Festival of Colours', this festival is celebrated throughout India, where the women try to hit the men with long bamboo sticks, and the men use shield to protect themselves - along with other unusual rituals filled with fun and good spirit.

 

Janmashtami

28 August

This day celebrates Lord Krishna's birthday with processions and performances, going on for days at a time.

Kailash Fair

4 August

This fair is held at the town of Kailash, about 12 kms from Agra, in honour of the Lord Shiva, who is believed to have appeared in the shape of a stone lingam.

 

Bateshwar Fair

11 - 24 November

Bateshwar is an important spiritual and cultural centre situated on the banks of river Yamuna, about a few kilometres from Taj Mahal, containing 108 temples dedicated to the Hindu deities. This fair includes a livestock market fair, as well as devotees congregating from all parts of India to take dips in the holy waters of the Yamuna River.

 

Rambarat

September - October (tba)

The Rambarat is a wedding procession starting from Lala Channomaiji in Janakpuri and passes through different parts of the town, in celebration of Sri Ram's marriage during Ramlila celebrations in Agra, and is held every year.  

 

Tansen Samaroh

December (tba)

This festival marks the birth of India's most celebrated classical vocalist, Miyan Tansen, who was Emperor Akbar's favourite court performer. It is held in the town of Gwalior near Agra where India's best classical musicians performs together at his tomb.

 


 

Public Holidays

New Year

1 January

26 January

19 January

6 March

21 March

22 March

14 April

18 April

20 May

15 August

24 August

2 October

3 October

9 October

28 October

13 November

9 December

25 December

Republic Day

Ashura-Moharram

Maha Shivaratri

Good Friday

Holi

Ramanavani

Mahavir Jayanti

Wesak Day

National Day

Sri Krishna Jayanthi

Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday

Eid-ul Fitri

Vijaya Dashami

Diwali

Guru Nanak/ Kartick Purnima

Eid-ul Adha

Christmas Day

 

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