Most Popular festivals celebrating in January 2019 in India
This January, forget all your worries and utilize your time in being a part of the most famous festivals that are being celebrated in India. Be ready with your near and dear ones to explore the festive celebrations wholeheartedly. Some of the best festivals in January 2019 in India that will be celebrated are as under-
Lohri is one of the most important festivals of the Punjabis and is celebrated during winters. This festival is celebrated in North India, mainly by Sikhs and Hindu folks. It’s also considered that this festival is celebrated for the Sun God, Surya and for the ending of winters. Lighting of holy fire in the night which represents “Agni”, a fire God is the main ritual of this famous festival.
Apart from that, most of the folks take rounds around the fire, dance and sing cultural songs while offering jaggery sweets, sesame seeds, ground nuts, and popcorn to the Agni. And then distribute the offerings among each other. On this festival, devotees join their hands in front of the fire God, Agni and pray for their prosperity and peaceful year.
Pongal is dedicated to the Sun God and is one of the harvest festivals that is celebrated in South India. This festival has so much importance among South Indians, that is why it is continuously celebrated for four days. This festival is celebrated beautifully by making colorful rangolis, keeping jaggery in pots and boiling rice with milk. Most of the people dance on their folk songs in order to express their gratitude towards their God and pray for their successful harvest. This festival signifies the appreciation to the Sun God for their rich harvest.
Rann Utsav represents the region’s culture and its heritage. This festival is very fascinating and held once a year in the Indian state of Gujarat. This festival begins in full moonlight in the month of December and continues till February. Their beautiful customs, dances, music, crafts, and arts attract lots of people over there. For taking care of the accommodation of visitors, a tent village along with numerous luxurious tents are built. It will be a memorable experience seeing the change of white serene of Kutch into an assemblage of colorful culture.
Republic Day is the most important day for all the Indians. This day is marked when India gained its independence. But the most important thing about the beautiful celebrations of this day is that it renown the date on the constitution of India come into existence.
The chief celebration of this amazing day takes place in Delhi which is the capital of India, at the Rajpath in front of the President of India. Numerous ceremonious parades are held at the Rajpath on this day in order to pay tribute to the unity, diversity and cultural heritage of the “Incredible India”.
Sunsplash is the chief festival for the reggae lovers. This is India’s grandest festival that is held at three stages right by the beach. This festival marks the celebration of reggae music. The main attraction of this festival is that people among the world stand for peace, love, and unity. Most popular artists perform and rock the stage and share the mic on the beautiful night of this festival. This festival is celebrated continuously for two days in Goa in order to express gratitude towards reggae music and culture.
This year, don’t forget to indulge yourself and your loved ones in the celebrations of all these amazing festivals that are mentioned in our blog of AirfareGoose. Celebrate the best festivals in January 2019 in India with great zeal and enthusiasm!