The joyous and spirited Indian festivities carry on throughout the year. However, April month in India marks the season of great enthusiasm. April, with shining sun and a wide variety of notable festivals and events, offers people the best of holidays and vacation ideas.
The celebration of the festivals and fairs in April is an excellent amalgamation of ritual with warmth. The multihued exhibition is enthralling during this time of the year. Have a look at the list of festivals and events lined up for you this April 2021.
Easter, Across India
Easter is celebrated across the nation as the day of resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is the day when Jesus was raised from death and is believed that he paid penalty through his death, burial, and resurrection for the sin of others.
2021 dates: 4th April
Tulip Festival, Kashmir
Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden is the place where you must be headed in the month of April. Situated in the foothills of the Zabarwan range, the garden overlooks Dal lake in Srinagar and is the proud host to Asia's largest Tulip Flower Show. During this period, this part of Kashmir valley is painted in almost every color of the spectrum. Make sure that you spot all the colorful Tulips out there. This is among the most popular April festivals in India.
2021 dates: 1- 30th April
Baisakhi, primarily celebrated in Amritsar in Punjab, is one of the most popular Hindu festivals in April 2021 to be celebrated in India. The first day of the Nanakshahi calendar is celebrated as Baisakhi. Baisakhi falls in the month of Baisakh every year which happens to be the harvest season of Rabi crop. The archeological significance of Baisakhi is sun's entry into Mesh Rashi. This particular time is celebrated by different names across India. They are: 'Rongali Bihu' - Assam, 'Naba Barsha' - Bengal, 'Puthandu' - Tamil Nadu, 'Pooram Vishu' - Kerala and 'Vaishakha' - Bihar
2021 dates: 13th April
It's the time of harvest season in most parts of India, and just like everywhere, Assam too celebrates all the hard work that has gone into the crops. Bihu, being one of the most important festivals in April, is characterized by celebrations of a lot of events, and people sitting together to reap the benefits of their hard work! Assam further relies big time on agriculture, which signals how important this April festival is for their folks. It is amongst the most popular harvest festivals of India.
2021 dates: 15-21st April
Aoling Festival, Nagaland
A popular festival in April to be celebrated in the Mon district of Nagaland in North East India, Aoling is the festival of the ferocious Konyak Tribes - headhunter tribes of Nagaland. They now spend most of their time doing agriculture activities, drinking alcohol, smoking opium, also hunting, which is done occasionally. They celebrate the festival to mark the beginning of spring festival every year. Various tourist circuits are organized by the operators showing the best of this part of India to the people during this time. It's so colorful and vivid out there! Make sure you add this one to your list of festivals in April 2021 in India.
2021 dates: 1-6th April
Chithirai Festival, Tamil Nadu
One of the religious festivals in April to be celebrated in South India, Chithirai Festival spans for almost 2 weeks! The festival commemorates the wedding of Lord Shiva (Sundareswarar) and Goddess Meenakshi (Lord Vishnu's sister). Starting with the flag hoisting ceremony, there are plenty of processions carried out during the festival. Post the wedding of the divine couple, the celebration moves to Kallazhagar Temple in Alagar Hills close to Madurai. It is also one of the most loved summer festivals of India.
2021 dates: 15-30th April
Kadammanitta Padayani, Kerala
Celebrated on the first day of the month of Medam as per the Malayalam calendar, this week-long festival in Kerala is organized when it is believed that the sun comes in the constellation of Aries, as per the western calendar. During the festive time, there are plenty of events organized in Kerala which celebrates the rich culture and traditions of the state.
2021 dates: 14-20th April