Festivals in July 2022

Festivals in July

Several festivals are celebrated in July. Here are some of the important and popular ones.

Rath Yatra (01 July 2022) - 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.

Id Ul Zuha (09 July 2022 to 10 July 2022)- 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 the purchase of new clothes mark the occasion.

Champakulam Moolam Boat Race (12 July 2022)- This is a boat race that is held in Kerala. The race witnessed the participation of colourfully 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.

Guru Purnima (13 July 2022) - This festival is celebrated to honour 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.

Last Updated on : February 15, 2022