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FESTIVALS' Details

People of Ghaziabad are full of energy and being cosmopolitan culture, all Indian festivals are celebrated here with full of spirit. Summer time is the only period when fewer festivals are there and people during this period usually enjoy summer vacations with their kids and go for travelling to hills.

Then starts the season of rains with the first festival of Naga Panchami(the 5th day of Hindu month Shraawan), celebrated for the serpent gods. They feed them in earthen holes and wish that poisonous snakes stay in and not harm people when their earthen houses are full of water.

In the same Hindu month Shraawan, the first day starts with pilgrimage for KAANWAR. People walk for hundreds of miles on feet and take holy bath in river Ganges. Then collect some water from the river for ABHISHEK on LINGA of Lord Shiva on 13th day of the month. From 10th day to 13th day all highways around Ghaziabad are blocked. Heavy vehicles are fully restricted for drive. Even small vehicles are not allowed on the 13th day of the month. In Ghaziabad, Dudheshwarnath Temple has honor for the prayer. Thousands of people make lines for a look of Linga. This day most of people look like saints.

Next is Independence Day on 15th August. All patriotic gatherings join various cultural organizations and contests for students though it is holiday time for all.

Around Independence Day, full moon day is celebrated as “Raksha Bandhan”. Sisters tie brother’s wrist with affectionate colorful thread-band (Rakhi=Raksha) and brother promises sister to take her care throughout the life.

The 8th day after Raksha-Bandhan comes Janmashtmi, the birthday of Lord Krishna. All temples and streets are full of lighting and live presentations of different stories from life of Krishna. Prayers continue till midnight, the birth time and end up with Prasad.

September 4 is celebrated as Teachers Day in all schools. This honor was inspired by Late President Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan.

In late October comes Navratri, nine days of fasting for Godess Durga and other goddesses. During these days Ramlila also played on various Ramlila grounds all over the Ghaziabad district. 10th day is Dushehra celebrated for victory of truth over the evil and effigy of Ravana fired to destroy evils. All these 10 days, streets are full for fairs and shopping. These days are considered most pious days of the year for marriages, inauguration, starting construction etc.


20 days after Dushehra comes Dipawali, the festival of lights and people feast. Buildings and streets are illuminated with lights, fireworks enjoyed by people on streets and sweets are exchanged between friends and relatives.


Christmas is popular festival in Ghaziabad for young generation that include their families. In Churches it is celebrated as a religious ceremony by Christian community which is in minority by population. Families from all sphere know the Historical facts about the Christmas celebration but they have nothing to do with it and celebrate like American community do exchange greetings, share meals with family and friends and, of course, waiting for Santa Claus to arrive with gifts for children. Shopping Malls of the city organize various events full of FUN for families.


31st December is the last day of Christian calendar, celebrated as New Year Eve. Buildings and shopping malls are illuminated with lights and people love shopping and partying, dancing n fun till late hours.

13th January is the day of Lohri festival of Punjabi community. In Ghaziabad city, about 20% of people from Punjabi origin. They enlighten wooden fire then dance around it with rhythm of drums. They are fond of eating various Punjabi cuisine and have fun with jokes and songs.
 
Shivaratri is celebrated in recognition of Lord Shiva's birth celebrated around mid of February. ¬†People offer milk, fruits, flowers, leaves on Shivalinga and fast for God’s grace.


HOLI festival comes in the month of March. It consists of singing, bonfires, and the tossing of colored powder and colored water on each other. On the main day of festival, road traffic is fully blocked and people are seen in various colors all over the district.

Chaitra Navratri fall in the end of March or start of April. Again people fast for nine days in the honor of Godess Durga and other goddesses. The ninth day is Ram Navami, the birthday of Lord Rama. Temples are very beautifully decorated and illuminated at night. The Ramayana is recited and people flock to listen and admire the Lord Rama’s birthday.

14th April is is the day of Vaisakhi festival of Punjabi community. They dance around it with rhythm of drums to welcome the new crop and change of season. They eat various Punjabi cuisine and have fun with dances & hugs.

 

2017 January
1
Sunday
English New Year
2017 January
5
Thursday
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti
2017 January
13
Friday
Lohri
2017 January
14
Saturday
Pongal 
2017 January
14
Saturday
Makar Sankranti
2017 January
19
Thursday
Swami Vivekananda Jayanti
2017 January
23
Monday
Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti
2017 January
26
Thursday
Republic Day
2017 February
1
Wednesday
Vasant Panchami
2017 February
10
Friday
Guru Ravidas Jayanti
2017 February
21
Tuesday
Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti
2017 February
24
Friday
Maha Shivaratri
2017 February
28
Tuesday
Ramakrishna Jayanti
2017 March
12
Sunday
Holika Dahan 
2017 March
13
Monday
Holi / Dhulendi
2017 March
15
Wednesday
Shivaji Jayanti
2017 March
20
Monday
Vernal Equinox 
2017 March
20
Monday
Parsi New Year
2017 March
28
Tuesday
Gudi Padwa 
2017 March
28
Tuesday
Ugadi
2017 March
29
Wednesday
Jhulelal Jayanti
2017 April
1
Saturday
Bank's Holiday
2017 April
5
Wednesday
Ram Navami
2017 April
9
Sunday
Mahavir Swami Jayanti
2017 April
10
Monday
Hazarat Ali's Birthday
2017 April
14
Friday
Solar New Year 
2017 April
14
Friday
Baisakhi 
2017 April
14
Friday
Ambedkar Jayanti 
2017 April
14
Friday
Good Friday
2017 April
16
Sunday
Easter
2017 April
22
Saturday
Vallabhacharya Jayanti
2017 April
30
Sunday
Shankaracharya Jayanti 
2017 April
30
Sunday
Surdas Jayanti
2017 May
7
Sunday
Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti
2017 May
10
Wednesday
Buddha Purnima
2017 May
28
Sunday
Maharana Pratap Jayanti
2017 June
9
Friday
Kabirdas Jayanti
2017 June
21
Wednesday
Longest Day of Year
2017 June
23
Friday
Jamat Ul-Vida
2017 June
25
Sunday
Jagannath Rathyatra
2017 June
26
Monday
Eid al-Fitr 
2017 June
26
Monday
Ramadan
2017 July
9
Sunday
Guru Purnima
2017 July
21
Friday
Shivratri / Kaanwar Pujan
2017 July
30
Sunday
Tulsidas Jayanti
2017 August
7
Monday
Raksha Bandhan
2017 August
14
Monday
Janmashtami *Smarta
2017 August
15
Tuesday
Janmashtami *ISKCON 
2017 August
15
Tuesday
Independence Day
2017 August
25
Friday
Ganesh Chaturthi
2017 August
29
Tuesday
Radha Ashtami
2017 September
2
Saturday
Eid al-Adha / Bakrid
2017 September
4
Monday
Onam
2017 September
21
Thursday
Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti
2017 September
22
Friday
Al-Hijra /Islamic New Year
2017 September
23
Saturday
Autumnal Equinox
2017 September
28
Thursday
Durga Ashtami
2017 September
29
Friday
Maha Navami
2017 September
30
Saturday
Dussehra 
2017 October
1
Sunday
Day of Ashura 
2017 October
1
Sunday
Muharram
2017 October
2
Monday
Gandhi Jayanti
2017 October
5
Thursday
Valmiki Jayanti 
2017 October
5
Thursday
Meerabai Jayanti
2017 October
8
Sunday
Karwa Chauth
2017 October
16
Monday
Bagh Baras
2017 October
17
Tuesday
Dhan Teras
2017 October
18
Wednesday
Narak Chaturdashi/Kali Chaudas
2017 October
19
Thursday
Diwali 
2017 October
20
Friday
Gowardhan Puja
2017 October
21
Saturday
Bhaiya Dooj
2017 October
26
Thursday
Chhath Puja
2017 November
4
Saturday
Guru Nanak Jayanti
2017 November
14
Tuesday
Nehru Jayanti
2017 December
1
Friday
Milad an-Nabi / Id-e-Milad
2017 December
21
Thursday
Shortest Day of Year
2017 December
25
Monday
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 
2017 December
25
Monday
Christmas Day

 

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