The month of December is filled with chill and dry, and the winters plug the environment of India with unique enthusiasm. The whole nation gets revitalized with the ideal blend of modern and conventional fairs and festivals. Worth mentioning, the fairs that are organized in this month highlight the Indian culture with the performance of dance, music and much more. The birth of Jesus Christ is also solemnized and celebrated in this invigorating month. December is the month in which the celebration mood is on its peak, as this month farewells the year as well.
Below-mentioned are some of the major fairs and festivals that are celebrated in the month of December.
Kartik Ekadashi Kartik Ekadasi falls at the time of the waxing stage of moon in Kartik Month, considered as one of the most sacred months is a Hindu calendar. Women keep a fast and eat once a day all through the month of Kartik till the Poornima (full moon day) of Kartik. The munificence of the fast and bath lies in the demolition of all wrongdoings and their outcomes.
Konark Dance Festival, Orissa Konark Dance Festival is organized every year in December in the setting of the Sun temple, Konark. This dance festival is a potential display place for the performing artiste as well as the dance aficionados both. Many well-known dancers from all over the nation come to this dance festival in order to present their dancing talent.
Chennai Dance & Music Festival, Tamil Nadu Chennai Dance and Music Festival is an occasion hosted in December–January every year in the present-day south Indian metropolis of Chennai. Continuing to some six weeks, a great number of large and small Carnatic music concerts are presented by extremely skilled musicians. The conventional role of the Music Season is to let enthusiasts of Carnatic music to appreciate acts by celebrated artists, and to let talented young artists to put on show their flair and ability.
Christmas The birthday of Jesus Christ is solemnized with a great joy in India. Christmas is once a year held on December 25. The festivities are most visible in states where there is a great population of Christians. Usually, the Christians celebrate Christmas by attending events in Church, passing time with dear ones, putting up new dress and eating a cheerful meal. A number of families exchange offerings or provide small gifts to kids.
Kurushetra Festival, Haryana The Kurukshetra festival in Haryana corresponds with the Gita Jayanti. Gita Jayanti is the sacred birthday of Srimad Bhagavad Gita. A trip to Kurukshetra in the festival is an elating and saintly experience. At the time of this festival, devotees from all over the country horde at this place in order to have a rejuvenating dip in Sannehit Sarovar and Brahma Sarovar.
Island Tourism Festival - Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands The Island Tourism Festival is held by the administration of Andaman and Nicobar each year between December and February. The venue of this festival is in Port Blair and it is the major festival of the island. It includes an exhibition, competitions, cultural programmes, competitions, etc.
PoushMela in Shantiniketan, Bengal Poush Mela is a yearly fair that helds in Santiniketan. This festival marks the harvest season. The major features of this festival are live shows of Bengali folk music, especially baul music. This fair attracts the tourists from all over the country and plays an important role in uplifting the tourism of Bengal.
GangaGangasagar Mela, Bengalsagar Mela, Bengal Gangasagar Mela is a well known occasion in Bengal, held on Makar Sankranti. This Mela is organized at the confluence of the river Ganges and Bay of Bengal. Gangagangasagar Mela is the biggest fair in Bengal. A plunge in the ocean at the place where the Ganges blends into the sea at the propitious hour is said to be of immense religious value.
Vishnupur Mela Vishnupur Mela is a renowned fair of Bankura district. The key lure of this fair is the presentation and sale of handiworks. Artisans and small merchants of local regions as well as from distant places arrive to this fair.