Festivals & Events in Delhi
Delhi celebrates many festivals and organizes several events and fairs. Despite the seasonal changes, the capital city remains busy, lively and colorful with the happenings held in the city. The city offers so much to its visitors and locals according to the season, culture and religion. Delhi is known for organizing various international festivals and fairs to promote tourism, which attracts a large number of tourists every year. Below mentioned are the popular events and festivals observed in Delhi throughout the year.
Lohri is one of the major festivals celebrated in Delhi. It is widely celebrated in the northern part of India with much enthusiasm. The festival of Lohri is celebrated in winter solstice and resembles the commencement of summer.
Republic Day is observed on 26 January every year with the feel of patriotism in the hearts of the citizens. The day is marked with parade, various stunts and displays by Indian Armed Forces, cultural performances by artists from different regions of India and floats.
Delhi organizes World Book Fair at Pragati Maidan in the month of February every year. It receives numerous participants and visitors from all over the world. This fair promotes Indian publishers and India’s Literature throughout the world.
The Delhi Flower Show is organized in Purana Quila, in the month of February. It is the greatest flower exhibition held in India showcasing a range of colorful and exotic flowers. It is an important event of Delhi.
The festival of colors, Holi is celebrated in Delhi with much enthusiasm. On this day, faces smeared with vibrant colors can be seen on the roads and lanes of Delhi. This festival is marked with enjoyment and sweet treats.
International Mango Festival:
This festival is celebrated in Talkatora Stadium in the month of July, displaying more than 500 types of mangoes. Visitors can taste mangoes for free.
Since 16th century, the procession of flower sellers known as Phoolwalon-ki-Sair has been observed in Delhi. People carry ornamented floral fans blessed at the Jogmaya Temple and the shrine of the Sufi saint Khwaja Utb-ud-din Bakhtyar Kaki.
A music and dance festival is observed at Qutub Minar known as Qutub Festival.
The festival of lights is celebrated with splendor and enthusiasm in the capital city. Diwali signifies the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya. People illuminate their homes, shops and streets. Sweets and gifts are exchanged as gesture of love.
International Trade Fair:
This fair is attended by the business community and visitors from all over the world. The International Trade Fair is organized at Pragati Maidan to promote the business and to develop the economy of the nationDo participate in these festivals and events to enjoy the colors of Delhi.