Secunderabad Festivals


Secunderabad Festivals are celebrated in a grand way. Apart from the specific festivals of the land, people also take part in festivals of other religion. Some of the important festivals of Secunderabad are:

  • Makar Sankranti
  • Sivratri
  • Deccan Festival
  • Lumbini Festival
  • Ugadi
  • Vinayak Chaturthi
  • Diwali
  • Muharrum

    Makar Sankranti is celebrated in the month of January. The three-day celebration commemorates the harvest season of the crops. The first day is called Bhogi, the second day Sankranthi and the third day Kanuma. As the sun reaches the zone of Capricorn, which is known as Makara in Hindi, Sankranti is observed.

    Apart from feast of food, there are dolls shows organized by families. People invite guests to their homes and celebrate the festival. Bull fights, cockfights and ram fights are some of the common games played during this festival. Bulls are adorned with garland and flowers.

    Deccan Festival is one the highlights of south India. It represents the culture and tradition of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. The local people as well as the tourists get to enjoy the crafts, arts and fabulous cuisine of the place during this time. Fairs are a common part of almost all the festivals in Secunderabad.

    Lumbini Festival, another famous Secunderabad festival, is celebrated to enhance the Buddhist Heritage of Andhra Pradesh. It is observed in the month of December every year. Other festivals celebrated in Secunderabad are Sivratri, Diwali, Ugadi, Vinayak Chaturthi, Dussehra and Holi. People of Secunderabad, with their rich and vibrant culture, attract a great number of people, who come to the city to enjoy the festivals.




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