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10 incredible Festivals to experience in India in the month of September

In India, the month of September heralds the beginning of the season of fairs and festivals.

September, with its pleasant weather and a wide variety of well-known festivals and events, provides people with the greatest weekend getaways and recreational opportunities possible.

Athachamayam
Athachamayam -incredible Festivals to experience in India

The festivals and fairs that take place in September are an ideal fusion of tradition and the brisk winter weather.

The following are the festivals and fairs that will be taking place in the month of September:

Athachamayam

This annual cultural festival offers visitors a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see practically all of Kerala‘s traditional folk-art forms in one place.

Attachamayam 10 incredible Festivals to experience in India in the month of September
Athachamayam -incredible Festivals to experience in India

A large party marks the start of the ten-day Onam Festival, and it is a time for revelry. It is held at Thripunithura near Kochi each year on the Atham asterism of the Malayalam month of Chingam (about around August/September) to celebrate the victory of the Raja (King) of Kochi in the Battle of Thripunithura.

During the parade, there is a spectacular representation of the King and his court on display. This parade is accompanied by elephants in tusks, floats, musical bands, and a variety of traditional folk-art forms.

Onam

Date: 8 September

Onam Pookalam -incredible Festivals to experience in India
Onam Pookalam -incredible Festivals to experience in India

The festival of Onam is the most important celebration in the Indian state of Kerala. The Onam Festival takes place during the Malayali month of Chingam (August to September) and commemorates the return of mythical King Mahabali to his homeland.

The Onam Carnival takes place over ten days and showcases the finest of Kerala‘s culture and history. Households are decorated with gorgeous floral carpets, ancient art forms and activities can be found everywhere, and dwellings are meticulously cleaned and kept in immaculate condition.

Vishwakarma Puja

Date: 17 September

Vishwakarma Puja - incredible Festivals to experience in India
Vishwakarma Puja – incredible Festivals to experience in India

This auspicious day is devoted to Lord Vishwakarma, who is widely regarded as the almighty architect. Lord Vishwakarma is the architect of all of the temples of Hindu Gods and Goddesses, as well as the weapons and equipment used by these deities.

Each year, the festival of Vishwakarma Puja commemorates the birth anniversary of Lord Vishwakarma. It comes on the day of Kanya Sankranti, which is celebrated on the 16th or 17th of September each year, respectively. The holiday of Vishwakarma Jayanti is celebrated with great zeal and fervor by laborers, carpenters, mechanics, artisans, and other workers across the country.

Neelamperoor Padayani

Date: 27 September

Neelamperoor Padayani -incredible Festivals to experience in India
Neelamperoor Padayani -incredible Festivals to experience in India

Located in the village of Neelamperoor in the Kuttanadu taluk of the Alappuzha district of Kerala, the Neelamperoor Padayani is a ceremonial celebration celebrated every year. In this day-long event, participants create numerous shrines of human and non-human entities, which are also used in the performance of rituals and other activities.

There are many various types of performances in Kerala, and Neelamperoor Padayani is the only sort of padayani that creates effigies rather than performing dances with masks and headgear, as is the case with other varieties of padayani.

Lonavala International Film Festival

Date: 24 – 26 September

Lonavala International Film Festival  2021 -incredible Festivals to experience in India
Lonavala International Film Festival 2021 -incredible Festivals to experience in India

The Lonavala International Film Festival is nothing less of a cinematic extravaganza that draws in crowds and keeps them glued to their seats whenever it is hosted. While the media is believed to be the fourth pillar of democracy, the film is also taken into consideration these days.

The Lonavala International Film Festival, which honors the efforts of authors, poets, cinematographers, and directors, to mention a few, guarantees that the film fraternity is recognized for the amount of work it puts forth in the process of creating films on an annual basis.

Solung Festival

Date: 1-7 September

Solung Festival - incredible Festivals to experience in India
Solung Festival – incredible Festivals to experience in India

The ‘Solung’ festival in Arunachal Pradesh is the most important socio-religious celebration of the ‘Adis’ tribe. As a general rule, the Adi month of ‘Tauno’ and ‘Yio’ is celebrated in September, which corresponds to the middle of the year. Solung in Arunachal Pradesh is praised for reaping a bountiful crop after spreading seeds and transplanting rice plants, and for raising additional paddy plants.

The festivities are divided into three major parts: Sopi—-Yekpi (the first part, which is the sacrifice day), Binnayat (the second part, which is the ceremonial offering to the goddess of harvests, Kine Nane), and Ekop (the third portion, which is the celebration of the harvest festival) (also known as Taktor; the tradition made for protection safeguarding against harms by evil spirits)

Pang Lhabsol Festival

Pang Lhabsol is one of the most well-known festivities in Sikkim. Mount Kanchenjunga, the world’s third-highest mountain and India’s highest peak, is the focus of this event, which is held every year in April.

Pang Lhabsol Festival -incredible Festivals to experience in India
Pang Lhabsol Festival -incredible Festivals to experience in India

This mountain is revered as the protector god of the state of Sikkim. As one of the most popular carnivals in Sikkim, it is commemorated with a huge extent of grandeur and splendor and adds color and elegance to the state’s already vibrant landscape. The vibrant and diverse hues play an important part in the celebration’s cultural atmosphere.

Abhaneri Festival 

Date: 17-19 September

Abhaneri Festival - incredible Festivals to experience in India
Abhaneri Festival – incredible Festivals to experience in India

The Abhaneri Festival, which was inaugurated by Rajasthan Tourism in 2008, is one of the liveliest events in the state. The Abhaneri Festival is held in the Rajasthani area of Dausa every year.

It comes to life the state’s diverse landscape and emphasizes the finest that the state has to offer in regards to lush national parks, historic hotels, magnificent museums, luxury trains, gourmet food, and the many fairs and festivals that the state hosts.

Latin Festival Madras

Date: 2-4 September

Latin Festival Madras -incredible Festivals to experience in India
Latin Festival Madras -incredible Festivals to experience in India

The Latin Festival Madras is a multi-faceted event that encompasses more than simply dancing. With this project, the city of Chennai would be exposed to international dancers while simultaneously becoming a destination for visitors who like dancing. It claims to be a carnival-like event, complete with parties, travel, cuisine, and holiday experiences tossed in for kicks and giggles.

Ziro Festival of Music

Ziro Festival - incredible Festivals to experience in India
Ziro Festival – incredible Festivals to experience in India

Located in the Ziro region in the northeastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, the Ziro Event of Music is an outdoor concert festival that takes place every year. It serves as a platform for India’s indie music sector.

Event founders Bobby Hano and Anup Kuttyhe established the festival in 2012. The festival takes place over four days in Ziro and is sponsored by members of the Apatani tribe.

The Ziro Festival of Music features a diverse range of musical genres, ranging from Indie folk performed by musicians from the region’s North East to worldwide melodies performed by members of the festival’s international boards.

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