India is a great country showing unity in huge religious diversity. A discrete topography, existence of various cultures still offering freedom to abide by one’s own beliefs and thoughts shows its greatness. This gives rise to an incredible mix called India.Westerners are always curious about its peaceful coexistence with such diversities.The outcome of this great mix can be experienced in the number of festivals celebrated throughout the year. Indian festivals are the reflection of the joyous mood of the people during harvest time or some important religious occasion. May it be a religious occasion or some other means, celebrations are reaching their peak during this time.
We can say that India is live in December with celebrations of some invigorating traditional as well as modern festivals. These festivals are distributed evenly but December shows more concentration of some colorful feasts. Among the major festivals celebrated in December are Cochin carnival in Kerala, Chennai music festival, Shilpagram art and craft fair at Udaipur in Rajashtan, Rann Utsav at Rann of Kutch in Gujarat, Hornbill festival in Nagaland, Feast of Francis Xavier and Christmas which is celebrated throughout the country with a great pomp and fervor.
Cochin Carnival is one of the festivals celebrated with great sprit at fort Cochi for around twenty five days. This year Cochin carnival will be held from December 9 to 31. The highlight a massive procession led by beautifully decorated elephant on the new years day is the central attraction. It is a massive celebration of fairs, folk dances, games and partying. With cozy carnival costumes everyone is involved in merrymaking.
|Chennai music and dance festival|
Chennai music and dance festival offers a pure taste of South Indian classical music and dance performances. It is held between mid December and mid January at various locations in Chennai. The festival also covers temples and heritage bungalows as its venues. Popular artists across the country present their performances.
Shilpagram Mela is the annual craft fair held in the city of Udaipur wholly organized to highlight the art and craft of Rajasthan. It is a perfect display of embroideries, hand woven cloth, art and handicrafts. One can join the precious workshops to grab the art and craft of Rajasthan.
|Rann Utsav in Gujarat|
Rann Utsav in Gujarat is the perfect opportunity to witness the glorifying culture, invigorating music, dance and much more. It is an annual tumult lasting for three days. It is a series of folk music and dance performances under moonlight with a beautiful landscape at the background.
|Hornbill festival of Nagaland|
Hornbill festival of Nagaland most of the population of Nagaland depend on agriculture and so are their festivals which revolve around this subject. In order to encourage inter-tribal interaction and promote cultural heritage of Nagaland, Hornbill Festival is held every year in the first week of December. Annually this festival is held at Kohima between 1st and 7th of December.
Feast of St. Francis Xavier is a feast held every year on the 3rd of December, the day on which the st. was buried after nine days of prayer, called the Novena. The feast of St. Francis Xavier hosts various ceremonies to honor the Saint's death.
Christmas is the most widely celebrated festival in India in the month of December at various places.
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