Ganesh Chaturthi - The Major Festival of Mumbai
Festivals make people forget their grief and enjoy with family and friends. Ganesh Chaturthi is a major festival of Mumbai, celebrated with enthusiasm and splendor in the month of August or September. The idol of Lord Ganesha is placed in the houses of Maharastrians for 1½, 3, 5, 7 or 11 days. Immersion of the idol takes place on the day of Anant Chaturdashi with vibrant and noisy parade.
Mumbai Also Celebrates
Other festivals celebrated by the people of Mumbai include Holi, Navratri, Dussera, Diwali, Good Friday, Christmas, Moharram, Id, Maha Shivratri and Durga Puja.
The cultural year of Mumbai commences with the festival of Music-Banganga Festival organized every year in the month of January near Banganga Tank.
MTDC organize a festival of Indian classical dance and music in the month of February on the Elephanta Island and is known as the Elephanta Festival. Well-known singers, musicians and classical dancers perform in this festival.
The regional art and crafts exhibition is held on every Sunday from the month of November to January in the Kala Ghoda Festival.
These festivals and events of Mumbai draw the attention of tourists in large number.