Festivals in July 2018

Festivals in India

India is a land of festivals and almost every month sees a festival being celebrated. The significance of the festivals in July lies in the enthusiasm and passion that they evoke among the people across regions and provinces.

Festivals in July

There are several festivals that are celebrated in the month of July. Here are some of the important and popular ones.

Splash- This is a nine-day celebration that takes place in the Wayanad district of Kerala. It is held mainly to celebrate the monsoon season that gives a new dimension to the natural greenery of the place. Added attractions include adventure sports like rock climbing, rafting, mud football, archery and trekking along with music and dance. Dates are not specified for this festival but every year it is scheduled in the month of July.

Rath Yatra (14 July 2018) - This is a famous temple festival of Orissa held at the Jagannath Temple of Puri. The festival takes place with three chariots or Raths in which the idol of Lord Jagannath, his sister Subhadra and brother Balbhadra is taken out in a procession to their summer temple for a week long festival. The ropes of the chariots or Rathas are pulled by devotees who gather in huge numbers from different places.

Guru Purnima (27th July 2018) - This festival is celebrated to honor all teachers. In Indian traditions, teachers are also called Guru. The author of Mahabharata Vyasa is worshipped on this day. Students pay respect to their teachers and elders with gifts of coconut, clothes, and sweets known as Gurudakshina.

Champakulam Moolam Boat Race - This is a boat race that is held in Kerala. The race witnesses the participation of colorfully decorated snake boats along with traditional music and water floats. Though the boat race will take place in the second half of July, dates are still to be confirmed.

Last Updated on : January 24, 2018



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