In a country with predominately 3 climates – summer, monsoon and winter; spring is much loved. Mainly a transition between winter and summer, spring implies renewal just after winter is leaving. India is a country predominant with numerous festivals. But the once best enjoyed is now, when it is neither too hot nor too cold!
Vasant Panchami: (February 10, 2019)
This festival is also known as Basant Panchami and marks the arrival of Spring and is dedicated to goddess Saraswati the ancient goddess of knowledge, language, music and all arts. Believing yellow to be her favourite colour, people dress in yellow saris or shirts or accessories, share yellow colored snacks and sweets. Some add saffron to their rice then eat yellow cooked rice as a part of an elaborate feast.
Khajuraho Dance Festival: (20-26th February, 2019)
Khajuraho Dance Festival of Madya Pradesh is a one-week long festival of classical dances against the spectacular backdrop of the magnificently lit Khajuraho temples.
Chapchar Kut: (First week of March)
The Chapchar Kut is a festival of Mizoram, India. It is used to be celebrated to thank the gods for saving the people from harm during the clearing of forests done at the beginning of the year. The nights are spent dancing and relaxing.
Myoko Festival: (20- 30th March, every year)
The Myoko festival is one of the most widely known and glorious festivals of the tribal people of Ziro. People believe that this fun festival increases and strengthens the bond of family members and blesses people with fertility and wealth. It is celebrated with great pomp and culture.
Goa Carnival: (2-5th March, 2019)
Goa Carnival marks the arrival of spring In Goa. It started as a local feast by the Portuguese just before lent. It’s now the state’s most famous event, with colorful street parades and a formal ball.
Holi: (20-21st March, 2019)
The festival of colours is related to Lord Krishna who liked to play pranks on village girls by drenching them in water and colours. By the end of the day, everyone is covered in a brightly colored mixture. People celebrate by joyously throwing colored powder on each other and squirting each other with water guns.