India is a diverse country with numerous cultures, topographical diversity, history and traditions. The festivals celebrated in the country give a unique taste and flavour of the age-old heritage and culture that the country offers. The festivals in India centered around the harvest of the time. Let's begin the New Year 2023 with these festivals that are celebrated around the country with gusto. Here are some festivals celebrated in January only this year being bigger and better than ever before.
List Of 9 Festivals Celebrated In India In January 2023
1. Bikaner Camel Festival - 12th January 2023
This two-day festival is celebrated in Rajasthan to highlight the importance of camels in the territory. The Department of Tourism in Rajasthan started this Camel festival in Bikaner where the majestic animals are decked up with colourful costumes and tassels.
2. Lohri - 13th January 2023
Lohri is celebrated to mark the harvest season in various parts of the country. The festival is celebrated all over the country with excitement where sesame and jaggery are offered at the bonfire lit up at night.
3. Makar Sankranti - 14th January 2023
One of the major festivals celebrated in India, Makar Sankranti is a harvest festival And marks the beginning of sunny days of the year. This day is also celebrated with kite flying, til laddoos and other sweet preparations.
4. Kenduli Mela - 14th Festival
This three-day festival in Birbhum region of West Bengal is the best time to witness the wandering troupes of artists singing devotional songs. The Festival is also named after a great poet, Kenduli and begins on the last day of Paush as per the Bengali calendar.
5. Pongal - 15th January 2023
Pongal is one of the prominent harvest festivals celebrated in the state of Tamil Nadu. On the day of Pongal, special dishes of rice, milk are cooked and served as families eat meals together and celebrate the festival.
6. Bihu - 15th January
Bihu is celebrated with great vigour and pomp in Assam. The festival is packed with merriment, joy and a lot of activities where people of all religions, castes come together and celebrate the festival alike.
7. Jaipur Literature Festival - 19th January 2023
The Jaipur Literature Festival is the most awaited annual festival for all literature lovers in the country. This festival provides a platform for people belonging to diverse backgrounds like politicians, businessmen, writers, orators, and entertainers to share their views and opinions. There are interesting speeches and debates organised too.
8. Modhera Dance Festival -19th January
This grand festival showcases the glory of the Solanki Empire in the Modhera Temple in Gujarat. Every year, the temple hosts a dance festival where dancers, musicians, and singers exhibit their talent. The festival showcases the talent of the region in the field of art, music and dance and also glimpses of the region.
9. Republic Day - 26th January 2023
Republic Day is celebrated on the occasion of the commencement of the Constitution of India. The Indian flag is hoisted and the capital city of Delhi, witnesses the parade with tableaus and the Indian forces come together to display India's cultural diversity.
It is indeed an exciting start to the New Year.