It’s time to Welcome the Festivals in September
It’s time to welcome the festivals in September!
The month of September holds an important place in the modern-day Gregorian calendar. Considered as the ninth month of the year, September was initially referred to as the “harvest month” in the calendar of Charlemagne. Even the most-loved Autumn season marks its first traces in September & also gradually paves way for the winters to settle down.
Being notable for the long list of events & functions that fall in this month, September has always been a rejoiceful phase for the people in our country. It is in fact, this month that notches the beginning for some of the most popularly celebrated festivals in India. Be it the religious festivals or the cultural carnivals, the month of September is always painted with the beaming colours of wondrous celebrations & joyous memories. In addition to the humongous list of festivals that are lined-up, the seventh month of the Roman calendar is also home to diverse events that can fascinate you a month long.
Here’s the long list of functions & events that are lined up to decorate the month of September.
One of the widely celebrated religious festivals in India is the Ganesh Chaturthi. The 10-day long festival is more than just a devotional celebration in various parts of the country. Also referred to as Vinayakar Chaturthi, this festival is to celebrate the birth of Lord Ganesh – son of Lord Shiva & Goddess Parvathi. This festival resembles a grand carnival with thousands of Ganesha idol installations, colourful processions, and devotional offerings.
Dates – 2nd September to 11th September
Onam is one of the most fondly-celebrated harvest festivals in the state of Kerala. History reveals that this traditional festival is to commemorate the yearly homecoming of King Mahabali to God’s Own Country. Though Onam is considered to be a religious festival, the people in Kerala celebrate this 10-day long festival without any religious differences. The many-hued Pookalam, the traditional Pulikali, fascinating Vallamkali, and the ever-favorite Onam Sadya mark Onam a joyous celebration to cherish forever.
Dates – 1st September to 13th September
Muharram, the religious festival of Muslims is celebrated to welcome the first month of the Islamic calendar with diverse offerings & prayers. This sacred month holds a pivotal place in history as it marks the anniversary of the famous Battle of Karbala. Another facet of this festival is that the Shia Muslims commemorate the death of Hazrat Imam Hussain & hold several processions on this sacred day. Despite the differences in reason for celebration, Muharram is observed & celebrated as the “month of remembrance”.
Date – 10th September
The state of Rajasthan is flooded with several historic destinations that trace its roots to the medieval era. One such historic place is the Abhineri Village, located in the district of Dausa at a distance of 90 km from Jaipur. This minuscule size village reflects a cultural heritage that is treasured for years now. The 2-day long festival is lit with cultural performances (kalbelia dance), traditional music (Langa Singing), puppet shows, camel rides & craft bazaars.
Dates – 21st and 22nd September
The Ziro Festival is a one-of-a-kind musical feast that provides you a break that you’ve been hankering for so long. Termed as India’s greatest outdoor music festival, Ziro is all about music, art, culture, and happiness. Recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Ziro Valley is home to the Ziro Music Festival every year. This 4-day long festival is an enthralling event for the young minds who wish to explore an adventurous journey.
Dates – 27th September to 30th September
The Ladakh festival is regarded as one of the widely celebrated cultural festivals in Ladakh. Massive crowds pour in from different parts of Leh and its nearby villages during this age-old traditional festival. Performers from different communities & regions unite as one to celebrate life in Valleys. Claimed as one of the significant harvest festivals in the country, the Ladakh festival opens up to traditional music, masked dance, polo matches, archery contest, craft exhibitions and many more.
Dates – 1st September to 15th September
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