Festivities & Events in the Month Of August
The month of August is known for its large list of wondrous events & festivities that spark up the monsoon season. A calendar that’s filled with colourful celebrations & breezy monsoon showers can truly enthrall your soul.
Wanna know what excites you to enjoy a fascinating August? Dug in deep & explore!
Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race
The Nehru Trophy Boat race has a longstanding history that makes this event a wondrous celebration of zeal & pride. Named after the great Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, this Race is conducted on the second Saturday of August every year. The Punnamada lake would be all lit up during this fiercely fought boat race that allures Tourists across the country.
Considered as one of the prestigious snake boat races in Kerala, this ceremonial water procession is highly celebrated by the residents of Alleppey. Ever since the first race that took place in the year 1952, the Nehru Trophy has been an integral part of the history of Kerala.
Each boat that takes part in this carnival comprises of 95 oarsmen, 10 nilakkar (Cheerleaders), and 5 amarakkar (controllers). The 100 ft. long boats, also include a group of singers who constantly chant the Vanchipaatu all through the course.
Get ready for the 67th, Nehru Trophy Boat Race!
Date: 10th, August
Covelong Point Surf, Music & Yoga Festival
The Covelong Point Surf, Music & Yoga Festival is a three-day-long carnival that’s filled with loads of fun & exploration. A whole new world opens up for this one of a kind experience that you have been longing for so long. An awesome arena that’s filled with different people and diverse cultures collaborating in the name of Art, Music, and Wellness.
Covelong, the fishing village located on the East Coast Road en route to Mahabalipuram is precisely where this all exciting festival traces its roots. Unlike any other weeklong festivals in the country, the covelong carnival is quite an idiosyncratic one that has got a taste of all.
Owing to be an interesting destination in the outskirts of Chennai, Covelong is quite a favourite pick for the tourists who pour in large numbers during the Covelong fest. People from across verticals gather to witness the art-work, socio-political commentary, imaginative concepts, photography, and many more to the vast list of wondrous activities.
Best Picks of the Carnival: National & International level Surf Competition, Music Festival, Yoga & Wellness activities.
So, are you on for the Carnival of Culture – set on the spectacular Tamil Nadu coastline?
Date: 23 – 25 August
Venue: Covelong Point Surfing School, Kovalam
Teej – A religious festival celebrated to mark the union of Lord Shiva & Goddess Parvathi is widely celebrated in the northern & western states of India. The Teej procession is largely observed by the married women who perform rituals & pray for the well being of their beloved husbands during this traditional festival. Teej is much more than a religious celebration in the states of Rajasthan, both men & women actively take part in this two-day-long festival that’s celebrated in the month of Shravan (Hindu’s Calendar). The arrival of monsoon wouldn’t be complete with the much-celebrated Teej Procession.
Dates: Haryali Teej – 3rd August
Kajari Teej – 18th August
Hartalika Teej – 1st September
The Bonderam feast is an annual celebration that is observed on the 4th Saturday of August, every year at the Divar island (Goa). Located at a distance of 12 km from Panjim, the island of Divar lies in the Mandovi river connecting to the Old Goa. The “Festival of Flags” or the Bonderam traces its origin to the late 17th century, the time of Portuguese Regime when a community of people protested for their territorial rights. The carnival is greatly enjoyed for its music feast, float parade, and fotash fight.
Ready for a colourful & fun-filled carnival?
Date: 24th August
Venue: Divar Island, Goa
Naga Panchami or the festival of Snakes is a religious observation to worship the Snake God. This annual festival is celebrated in the month of Shravan (5th day/) by offering prayers to Lord Shiva & Naag Devta. Considered as one of the holy festivals of India, the Naga Panchami holds an integral space in the Hindu Mythology. On this auspicious day, Prayers are offered to the snakes and serpents associated with Lord Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh.
Witness a divine Nag Panchami this year.
Date: 5th August
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