Fair and festivals in India are celebrated with common gaiety and fervor between different religious groups and communities. Each festival is celebrated to commemorate some auspicious event lying under the Indian lunar calendar.
The occasion can be the birth of some deity or saint, a festival of harvest or any other pious reason as lying under the Indian religious calendar.
Some of the most popular festivals and fairs as celebrated in India are Pushkar Fair, Taj Mahotsav, Makara Sankranti, Maha Shivaratri, Holi, Raksha Bandhan, Krishna Janmashtami, Dasara – Navaratri, Deepavali, Id, Christmas, Durga Pooja and other distinguished festivals.
What makes it interesting about fairs and festivals in India is the practice of centuries old ritual and traditions in the course of festival.