Haryana Events,Festivals:Dates,Photos

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Planning a trip to Haryana?Here are some important festival dates/events which might help you in planning your trip to Haryana:

1)Baisakhi At Pinjore,April in Haryana

Baisakhi festival in Pinjore, Haryana is celebrated to mark the start of the wheat harvest season. The festival falls on 13th April every year and is also observed as the first day of the New Year as per the traditional Vikrami calendar in India. Baisakhi is celebrated to welcome the arrival of that time of the year when the farmers prepare for the harvesting of wheat.

Pinjore Gardens, also known by the name of Yadavindra Gardens, are located in the town of Pinjore, Haryana, around 20 km from the capital city of Chandigarh in Punjab. The lush green gardens serve as a perfect excursion site from Chandigarh and sprawl over an area of about 100 acres

2)Pinjore Heritage Festival,October in Haryana

Pinjore Heritage Festival proudly exhibits the culture and tradition of Haryana. The event is largely a cultural flux, wherein artists from all over India gather to exhibit their art and make the event successful.

The Festival is so well planned by the Tourism Department that throughout the event all activities pack the schedule engages the visitors. Many attractions such as Garba dance, Folk Dances, Musical concerts, Rock bands, Classical Music, Shopping and food Bazaar provide a wide spectrum to all participants and viewers.

The Yadavindra gardens are so beautifully decorated that the complete ambience reflects back to Vedic times and Mughal times. The lighting, decoration, music, dance all culminates to make this a memorable event.

3)Kurukshetra Festival,November/December in Haryana

During the Kurukshetra Festival in Haryana, the pilgrims all gather to take a holy dip in the Brahma Sarovar and the Sannehit Sarovar, the waters of which are considered sacred.

There are religious men telling stories from the Bhagwad Gita, the holy book of the Hindus, recital of religious shlokas as well as other celebrations such as dance and drama performances and the ‘Deep Daan’ at the Brahma Sarovar which are all a part of the religious festivities of the Kurukshetra Festival. There are also free medical camps, exhibition of books and classical Bhajan and recital programs are organized

4)Mango Festival,June/July in Haryana

Summers can never be complete without a good feast on delicious mangoes. The people of Haryana know it well and the Mango Festival in Haryana is a testimony to that. It takes place at the Yadavindra Gardens in Pinjore. This place is about 20 kilometers from Chandigarh.

 The visitors at the Mango Festival get the chance to taste all the different and traditional varieties of these summer fruits during this festival in Haryana. Along with the mangoes, there are also the latest hybrid fruits from the different agricultural universities.

5)Mahabharata Festival,December in Haryana

 A number of theatre groups also participate in the festival to add more zeal to the Mahabharata Festival at the Kurukshetra. There are also other cultural events such as Bhajan recitals, the ‘beautiful ‘Aarti’. And the ‘Deep Dan’ that happens at the Brahma Sarovar holy water tank at Haryana. All of these events are memorable and a poignant experience for all participants.

The Mahabharata Festival in Haryana is thus essentially a cultural festival. There are striking classical and folk dances as well as troupes who come from all over the country and give brilliant performances based on the theme of the epic Mahabharata.

6)Sohna Car Rally in Haryana

The best part about the Sohna Car Rally is that it gives one the rare opportunity to see so many motoring glories of the past. All these old cars which stormed the roads at one point of time now vie with each other for the coveted honors. There is strong competition in every field right from restoration to maintenance to performance. Many trophies are kept to be distributed.

7)SurajKund Crafts Mela,Feb in Haryana

Surajkund Crafts Mela is an annual event that is organized on a large scale by Haryana Tourism from 1st to 15th February. The fair is aimed at bringing to light the enormous talent of artisans and craftsmen in India who display their exquisite handlooms and handicrafts before a large audience at the fair. Every product is artistically produced after much painstaking effort and is truly a masterpiece.

At the Haryana Surajkund Crafts Fair, several small thatched roof platforms are specially provided to create an authentic rustic ambience. Under these thatched roofs, a large number of master craftsmen arriving from all parts of India gather to display their unique talent

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