Fairs and Festivals in August

August, a month that comprises the honorable day of India's independence, is a season of immense festivities in the country. With the weather blessed by the soothing raindrops, this month simply gives many reasons to celebrate. The Muslims celebrate the ending of the sacred Ramadan (the Eid festival, The Hindus commemorate the birth of Lord Krishna and also revere the sanctified relation of brother and sister, in this month. Many enlivening fairs are also organized in this festive month. In short, it is the month of some of India's most famous and conventional festivals and events.


Eid-ul-Fitr is also known as the feast of breaking the fast. It is one of the most sacred festivals in Islam. It is celebrated in the end of the pious Ramadan month, in which the Muslims do fasting. There is a famous Muslim belief that fasting evokes the sense of responsibility in a person and Eid signifies his devotion to Allah.

Independence Day

India got freedom from the British rule on 15th August 1947. This day is celebrated to solemnize the freedom. The prime minister of India hoists the national tricolor flag on Lal-Quila, Delhi and the day is commemorated by every Indian.


Janmashtami is the day believed to be the birthday of lord Krishna. This holy day is commemorated with great enthusiasm and devotion in the whole country. The temples of Shri Krishna are wonderfully decorated on the day of Janmashtami.

Nehru Trophy Boat Race, Kerala

The Nehru Trophy boat race is known as the most hued water sports in Kerala. It is held on second Saturday of August, at Punnamada Lake. This glinting lake is in Alappuzha. Although this race is a festival, it creates a sporting enthusiasm in everyone visiting here.

Onam, Kerala

Onam is the most famous festival of Kerala. It is one of the most ancient festivals celebrated by the Hindus. Onam is a festival solemnized with a great enthusiasm in Kerala. It is also well known as the harvest festival of Kerala. The state government of Kerala organizes the Tourism week celebration in the duration of Onam.

Raksha Bandhan, North India

The festival of Raksha Bandhan is meant to celebrate the enduring ties between the brother and sister. This day is marked by a simple ceremony in which the sister ties a rakhi (A colorful thread) around the wrist of her brother.

Teej, Rajasthan and Chandigarh

Renowned in Chandigarh and Rajasthan, this swing festival greets the arrival of the monsoon. Teej is also devoted to Goddess Parvati and celebrates the day when she was unified with Lord Shiva after reparation of a hundred years , thus, making them a mark of an perfect marriage.

Fairs and Festivals by Month