Festivals in December 2022

Festivals in December 2022

  • Hornbill Festival (Dec. 01 to Dec. 10, 2022) The Hornbill festival derives its name from a bird. It is celebrated in the Indian state of Nagaland, mainly in a village called Kisama, near the capital city, Kohima. One of the largest festivals of the state, it is celebrated with traditional music, dance, and games. There is also a sale of locally made handicrafts.

  • Feast of Francis Xavier (December 3, 2022) This annual festival, held at Panaji in Goa, is in honour of St. Francis Xavier. He was a Christian missionary who came to India. His body was mummified in a casket at the Bom Jesus Basilica in Old Goa. On this festival, which continues for several days, there is a morning mass to celebrate the anniversary of his burial. Along with the feast, a large fair is also held.

  • Galdan Namchot (December 29, 2022) This festival is celebrated to observe the birthday of Tsongkhapa, a Tibetan saint-scholar. Tsongkhapa was the founder of the Gelukpa School that helped preach Tibetan Buddhism during the 14th century. This festival is celebrated in Ladakh. People in Ladakh prepare all kinds of traditional dishes during this time. They also welcome the New Year and bid farewell to the old one in this festival.

  • Christmas (25 December 2022) Christmas or Big Day is a festival celebrated in the joy of the birth of Jesus Christ or Jesus. It falls on 25th December and this day there is a holiday almost all over the world.

Last Updated on: February 15, 2022