As we all wait for the transition of winter to summer in February, people in different parts of the country start celebrating the most fun-packed festivals and organise many events to unite! The Indian festivals in February are vibrant, zestful, and filled with a lot of fun & joy.
Here is a list of interesting Indian festivals and events in February 2020!
1. Taj Mahotsav
Taj Mahotsav is a ten-day festival which takes place as a reminder of the glorious tradition and culture of the land. Organised at Taj Mahal's eastern gate, Taj Mahotsav celebrates culture, art, music, crafts, dance, and other aspects of the social lifestyle.
Date: 18 - 27 February
Destination: Taj Mahal
2. Kala Ghoda Arts Festival
The Kala Ghoda Art Festival focuses on exhibiting the artwork, craft, and culture of Maharashtra. Besides the exhibition, you can discover a large fairground decked with food stalls, music performances and other acts. The Kala Ghoda Art Festival attracts tens of thousands of tourists from around the world.
Date: 1 - 9 February
3. Maha Shivratri
The Maha Shivratri is celebrated in honour of Lord Shiva! And millions of devotees spend sleepless nights to commemorate the festival. You can find music, dance, music instrument, drama, puppet shows, storytelling, and other performances in Shiva temples around the country. Some of the temples organise board games and other fun activities to spend time. This festival concentrates on unique ceremonies conducted throughout the night.
Date: 21 February
Destination: Shiva temples across Indi
4. Adoor Gajamela
Adoor Gajamela festival is the annual celebration of Sree Parthasarathy temple. Moreover, the festival is the fiesta of elephants. The iconic festival is the display of elephant, during which nine elephants are ornamentally adorned and taken on a long parade with folk music, and choreography! Once the ceremony is done the crowd enters the temple, and the rituals start.
Date: 4 - 13 February
Destination: Sree Parthasarathy Temple of Kerala
5. Matho Nagrang Festival
It is a popular Buddhist celebration held in the Matho monastery. This festival is famous for its custom, which triggers spirits to foresee the future. According to their practice, two monks partake in a long meditation in isolation for two months. During this routine, spirits enter these monks bodies. And on the day of the festival, the monks provide prophecies and predictions to the public.
Date: 1 February - 1 March
6. Udaipur World Music Festival
This carnival is Udaipur's cultural celebration, which brings more than 120 shows and performances from around the country. This festival commemorates the music and cultural art of Rajasthan. You can enjoy music performances, instrumentals, and other shows.
Date: 7 - 9 February
7. Alwar Festival
Alwar Festival is one of the most impressive fiestas in Rajasthan. This festival concentrates on displaying the artistic beauty of the land. Apart from the games and exhibits, the carnival ground holds a large fair, where you can buy mementoes and souvenirs of all kinds.
Date: 7 - 9 February
8. Jaisalmer Desert Festival
Taking place in the Jaisalmer region, Jaisalmer Desert Festival's main aim is to celebrate and enjoy the unparalleled culture of the land and acknowledge the tangible beauty of the desert landscape. This carnival takes place in the dunes, facing the grand golden Jaisalmer Fort. You can find and relish many shows like folk dance, camel race, acrobat performances, folk music, turban tying competition, Mr Desert competition, moustache competition, and others.
Date: 7 - 9 February
9. Goa Carnival
The Goa Carnival is renowned for its iconic Red and Black Ball; King Momo crowning, and the popular parade of fun. Music and dance concerts are other draws of this festival. The grand gala covers all prominent roads in Panjim. Tens of thousands of tourists and locals take part in this carnival. Meat cuisine and booze flood the stalls.
Date: 22 - 25 February 2020
10. Losar Festival
Losar Festival is celebrated as Buddhist New Year in India. Monastery around the country observes this festival with music, dance, exhibition, ritual, feast, and others. The symbolic celebration of this festival is the masked monk choreography, which depicts a story via dance. Each mask represents a character, and the dance movements explain the story.
Date: 24 - 26 February 2020
Destination: Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Ladakh, and others
11. Konark Dance Festival
Konark Dance Festival is a local feast of dance, rejoiced to encourage the dance forms of Odisha. This five-day celebration draws tourists from around the country. The festival also gives equal attention to music and other art forms of Odisha. The Chandrabhaga beach region organises a sand art display during this festival.
Date: 19 - 23 February 2020
Destination: Konark Temple of Odisha
12. Mahindra Blues Festival
Mahindra Blues Festival is one of the most sought after and expensive music festivals in the country. The entry ticket to this entertainment show can cost up to INR 3,500. However, the global attendance of this festival makes it worth every rupee you spend. Many important icons of music like Janiva Magness, Blues Machine, Eric Gales, and others take part in this celebration. Youth flock into this festival, as it is one of the very few global music festivals organised in the country.
Date: 9 - 11 February