Uttarakhand is a hilly state in the northern part of India. Its festivals are rooted in culture and celebrated with much fanfare. These festivals are colorful and reflect the social patterns of the state. If there’s one thing the locals love to do, it is to shed inhibitions and celebrate with much fervor.
Enjoying a regional festival is one of the major things to do in Uttarakhand. Introduce your kids to the wonders of festivals in the mountains this year by planning a family vacation in this hilly state. There are several wonderful places to see in Uttarakhand with your loved ones. Here are some of the festivals that are celebrated in varied parts of Uttarakhand.
It’s celebrated in the Hindu month of Chaitra. The festival is marked by the grand gesture of gift-sharing from brothers to sisters. If you have kids, this is a great time to visit Uttarakhand with family!
2. Ganga Dussehra/Dasara
Celebrated during the Shukla Dasami of the Jyestha month of Hindu calendar, which roughly falls somewhere between May and June, this festival in Uttarakhand is meant for the worship of River Ganga. On this day, people bathe in the sacred waters of Ganga to purify themselves.
3. Phool Dei
Around mid-March is when this unique festival is celebrated. The day honors young girls who are the ones who perform most of the ceremonies. Some places celebrate the festival for the entire month. Little girls carry plates of rice, jaggery, coconut, green leaves, and flowers and offer good wishes for the houses of neighbors. They are given gifts in return. A special pudding made of flour, curd, and jaggery is prepared and songs are sung during this festival.
4. Kumaon Holi
It’s a one-of-a-kind musical Holi unique to the state, Uttarakhand. Also known as Baithki Holi and Khari Holi, it begins with Holiyars (Holi singers) performing folk songs to the tunes of classical music in temples, post which it spreads to the other village areas. It’s a great way to introduce your kids to a different kind of Holi celebration during your family vacation in Uttarakhand!
5. Nanda Devi
One of the most popular festivals in Uttarakhand, Nanda Devi attracts crowds from Uttarakhand and also from the rest of India. Its focus is Goddess Nanda Devi. The ritual of collecting Brahkamals, worshipping, and performing traditional dances are some highlights of the celebrations.
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