Festivals in June 2022

Festivals in June

The following are some of the important festivals in June

Ganga Dussehra (9th June 2022) - This festival is dedicated to the river Ganthe ga. It is a celebration of "the coming down of the River Ganga on Earth". Haridwar is one place where devotees gather and bathe in the River Ganga that passes through here. People also take baths in places like Prayag in Allahabad, Garhmukteshwar, Rishikesh, and Varanasi.

Sindhu Darshan Festival (12th - 14th June 2022) - This is a celebration of the Sindhu River also known as the Indus. This celebration is a portrayal of the river for its cultural and social impact on the life of Indian society.

Vat Savitri (14th June 2022) - Vat Purnima fasting is celebrated by the women in some parts of India, who pray for the well being and safety of their husbands on this day. In the year 2022, Vat Purnima will be observed on 14 June. The Vat Savitri Vrata is celebrated during the Poornima which is the full moon day, in the month of Jyeshtha. The festival is more popular in regions of Gujarat and Maharashtra. In some of the places, the Vrata is observed for three days. Prayers and pujas are offered to Vat Vriksha or the Banyan Tree and Savitri.

Father's Day (19th June 2022)- We often think about how our mothers are important to us and thereby tend to often forget the sacrifice made by our fathers and the love and care bestowed by them on us. Father's Day is the occasion when we show our love and respect to our fathers. This day is celebrated all across the globe and is dedicated to all the fathers, to make them feel special.

Sao Joao Feast of St John the Baptist (23rd June 2022) - This is a popular festival of Goa. The celebrations include men jumping in overflowing wells to recover bottles of Feni which is local alcohol. Other events observed are music, dance and boat races.

Last Updated on : February 15, 2022