Festivals in April enjoy a lush season when India is still bathing in the rays of the sunlight, the harvest season has indeed begun, and the fresh greenery of spring is giving birth to the verdant foliage of the surrounding area.
People throughout the nation are busy enjoying festivities in April, which are mostly focused on the harvest season and events that mark the beginning of the blooming season of crops and flowers.
While the people participating in these festivals exude an incredible amount of enthusiasm, these activities also serve to honour the region’s centuries-old customs.
Visitors can enjoy and participate in these celebratory festivals that are held throughout the month of April.
Date: 14 April
Baisakhi is known as the Sikh New Year’s Day because it is not only a Spring harvest celebration, but it is also a day commemorating the establishment of the Khalsa Panth of soldiers under Guru Gobind Singh in 1699, which is celebrated on this day.
Each year, on the 13th of April, it is commemorated. Since it is a spiritual holiday, people come to Gurudwaras dressed in brightly colored attire to offer prayers on this day.
Date: 15 April
Vishu is the first day of the Medam month according to the Malayalam calendar, and it marks the start of Meda Rashi, the first zodiac sign, as well as the first day of the year.
It occurs during the first day of the Malayalam month Medam (April), which also happens to be the Spring Equinox, when the length of day and night are equal in duration. Vishukanni being seen the early thing in the morning on Vishu is thought to be a sign of the year’s success and good luck to come.
Date: 15 April
Mahavir Jayanti is the most significant and auspicious holiday of the Jains, since it commemorates the birth of Lord Mahavir, which is the most significant and fortunate festival of all.
The month of April is dedicated to Mahavir Jayanti. In loving remembrance of the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism, who was the final spiritual leader, devotees remember this holy event on the first day of the month of Kartik.
Date: 1 April
The Aoling festival is the most important celebration celebrated in the district of Mon, and it is held every year in April. It represents the Konyaks’ way of life and culture.
In the first week of April, the event is held to commemorate the harvest. It also corresponds with the beginning of the Konak New Year celebrations. It is a harvest celebration held by the Konyak Nagas, and it lasts for three days. The celebration commemorates the entrance of the spring season, and the participants pray for a successful harvest season in the next year.
Mapro Strawberry Festival
Date: 10-11 April
The Mapro Strawberry Festival, which takes place in Mapro Garden during Easter Weekend in March or April, has become a much-anticipated yearly event for the local community.
It was Mapro who came up with the idea for this one-of-a-kind four-day event that would promote strawberries while also improving general fruit intake and increasing tourism in Mahabaleshwar. In addition to free strawberry farm tours, Mapro Food Park tours, and other entertainment and cultural events, the four-day event features a free strawberry carnival.
Kasauli Rhythm and Blues Festival
Date: 10-11 April
The Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Music Event (also known as KRBF) is an annual music festival held in Kasauli, India. The event will be held in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, in the stunning Baikunth Resort, which is surrounded by mountains.
Each year, the event is blessed by the presence of well-known musicians from the business. Aside from that, there are a number of independent singers and budding artists that play at this venue.
Nenmara Vallangi Vela
Date: 3 April
Nenmara Vallangi Vela, an annual event held in the Nellikulangara Bhagavathy Temple in Palakkad, is one of the most wonderful celebrations held on these shores.
The festival officially begins with a ceremony in which the flag is hoisted to signal the start of the festivities. Every year, on the 13th of April, this event takes place. The vibrant colours, lights, fireworks, and various art forms on exhibit create an enjoyable and a memorable experience for everyone who attends.
The magnificence of a ritual, which includes an array of 30 tuskers marching through the streets burdened with heavy ornaments, as well as a beautifully decked canopy, marks the conclusion of the festival.
Flamenco & Gypsy Festival
Date: to be announced
The Flamenco and Gypsy Festival in Jodhpur is one of the most well-known and largest festivals held in the state of Rajasthan. The primary goal of the festival is to preserve a link between Rajasthani folk musicians and Flamenco (Spanish folk music) and gypsy performers from other areas of the globe, which is the event’s primary goal.
April is when the Meharangarh Fort in Jodhpur hosts the event, which takes place in the picturesque setting of the fort. It is a three-day event that begins with Rajasthani musical performances in the morning and ends with international acts in the evening.
Date: 5 April
As per the Tamil calendar, Chithirai is the first month of the year, and on the full moon day of this month, the city of Madurai hosts the world-famous Chithirai festival, which attracts thousands of visitors.
The event, which takes place at Madurai Temple and lasts for fifteen days, is celebrated with tremendous zeal and excitement by the locals. The event is linked with Lord Vishnu, and it also commemorates the start of a new financial year.
Date: 10 April
Rama Navami is a Hindu annual festival that commemorates the birth of Rama, the seventh incarnation of Vishnu, who was born on this day in history. It is observed on the 10th of April each year. Rama is highly revered in the Vaishnavite branch of Hinduism, where he is known as the Lord of the Universe.
To celebrate the day, worshippers will recite mantras. People will also offer flowers and fruits to Rama, and they would travel to temples or personal shrines at midday to offer prayers to him.
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