Five Festivals you should not miss in Rajasthan
The colorful festivals in Rajasthan are rooted to ancient tradition and culture. The city has a rich heritage, ethnicity, festivals, culture and traditions. Due to its dazzling fairs and festivals, the tourist flocks in large numbers. Travelers like to stay in Jodhpur to experience the colorful handicrafts, camel races, puppet shows, dance competitions and folk music during the festivals held here. Local people also gets chance to showcase their talent. Here’s a list of festivals that are celebrated in the land of kings, Rajasthan.
1. Desert Festival
Desert Festival is celebrated in the month of February. It is the most colorful festival of Rajasthan that goes on for the whole three days. During the Desert Festival, one gets a chance to explore the rich and colorful Rajasthani Folk culture. The famous Gair and fire dancers, mustache competition, turban tying, and camel rides are the major attractions of Desert Festival.
2. Kite Festival
Kite Festival is celebrated during the month of January and is unique in its own way. The Kite Festival is a prominent one which is observed on the day of Makar Sakranti. On this day the whole city gets ornamented with the colorful kites and special event takes place on the open grounds.
3. Matsya Festival
Matsya Festival is an important festival mainly known for its cultural and social heritage. This festival is marked by the cultural performances, exhibitions, and water sports. A variety of competitions, dances, folk music and traditional songs captivates thousands of tourists.
4. Gangaur Festival
Gangaur festival is specially meant for women folk and is one of the most colorful and important festivals of Rajasthan. On this festival, woman folk worships Gauri the personification of excellence and marital love. On this day all the rituals are followed and observed by women themselves. The festival also marks the end of winter season and the beginning of spring season.
5. The Pushkar Fair
Pushkar Fair is an annual five-day livestock fair held in the town of Pushkar, Rajasthan. This fair is marked by competitions such as matka pod, longest mustache, and bridal competition among local people. People buy and sell livestock such as cows, camels, sheep, and goats on this day.