Festivals in August
Many festivals are observed in August that involve fun and joyous activities.
Independence Day (15 August 2018) - This is a celebration of India's independence. Official ceremonies mark the day at all government establishments and schools across the country. People come out in huge numbers to celebrate the occasion.
Id Ul Zuha (22 August 2018) - This is a celebration of the end of the month-long Ramzan season of fasting among Muslims. This three-day festival is celebrated upon the sighting of the moon. Grand feasts and purchase of new clothes mark the occasion.
Onam (24 August 2018) - This is a harvest festival of Kerala. Elephant processions, spectacular fireworks, and Kathakali performances are the main attractions of this festival. A boat race is also held at Aranmulai and Kottayam to add more joy to this festival.
Raksha Bandhan (26th August 2018) - This is a celebration of the brother-sister relationship. Sisters tie colorful threads with decorations on the wrist of their brother's hand with a promise of life-long protection and affection of the brother in return. Sweets and gifts are added attractions of this celebration.
Last Updated on : January 24, 2018