India is a land of vibrant cultures and traditions. One of the inseparable part of these traditions and cultures are the festivals that are celebrated for various reasons and mythological backgrounds. It would not be wrong to say that Indian year is full of vibrant festivals that give people reasons to plan get together and celebrations once or twice in every couple of months.
Although all the festivals are not celebrated countrywide, as a majority of festivals are celebrated by a specific group of people or by people belonging to specific religions. But given the diverse culture of the country, overall there are numerous festivals.
Many festivals in India are celebrated according to the Indian calendar dates and hence every year the date of celebration varies. The Indian festival calendar 2013 brings the schedule and dates of these festivals.
The celebrations in various parts of India start from January onwards but few major festivals that are celebrated by a wide range of people include Holi, Diwali, Dusshera, Akshay Tritiya, Ramadan, Krishna Janmashtami, Navratri etc. Some festivals are such that they are celebrated by people hailing from different cultural backgrounds on the same days but by different names.