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Holi

Date :
6 March 2015

Hindu festival of harvest and fertility when the streets of Delhi are overr ......

Hindu festival of harvest and fertility when the streets of Delhi are overrun with people bombarding each other (and stray tourists) with brightly coloured powder and water. The event begins the previous night, when bonfires (holikas) are lit all over the city to symbolise the victory of good over evil – and on these effigies of the demon Holika are burned. The day itself is marked with general feasting and celebration.

Venue:
Throughout the city.

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Spectacle

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Ramanavami

Date :
28 March 2015

This hindu festival celebrates the birth of Lord Rama with processions, mus ......

This hindu festival celebrates the birth of Lord Rama with processions, music, readings, and re-enactments of scenes from the Ramayana. Less exuberant than Holi, it's nevertheless a significant event in the Hindu year, and there is plenty for the observer to see, including the parades with effigies of Rama, who is supposedly the seventh incarnation of Visnhu.

Venue:
Throughout the city.

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Music

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Buddha Jayanti Festival

Date :
3 May 2015

Buddha Jayanti celebrates the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautam Budd ......

Buddha Jayanti celebrates the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautam Buddha in different years. Buddhist sites in Delhi, most notably the Buddha Jayanti Park, celebrate with prayer meetings and colourful events. Gautam Buddha, also known as the enlightened one, is believed to be the creator and first practitioner of Buddhism. Buddha Jayanti or Buddha Purnima is a major festival for the Buddhist community across South East Asia. On this day, mortal remains of Buddha are also brought out for public viewing by the National Museum in Delhi.

Venue:
Buddha Jayanti Park.

Address:
Buddha Jayanti Park, Upper Ridge Road, Delhi, India

Event cost:
Free.

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Mango Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
July 2015 (First weekend in July.)

Two-day festival celebrating the ubiquitous Indian mango fruit with quizzes ......

Two-day festival celebrating the ubiquitous Indian mango fruit with quizzes, competitions, mango tasting and over 400 varieties of the fruit on display. India is one of the world's biggest producers of mangoes, and during this event in Delhi, the Dilli Haat, which is constructed in the form of a traditional market place with a host of people selling arts, crafts and speciality foodstuffs, is turned over almost exclusively to the humble fruit, in its many shapes and forms.

Venue:
Dilli Haat Market.

Event cost:
Nominal admission charge.

Category:
Food & Drink

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Raksha Bandhan

Date (To be confirmed):
August 2015

Festival dedicated to brothers and sisters. Sisters tie bracelets, known as ......

Festival dedicated to brothers and sisters. Sisters tie bracelets, known as rakhi (holy threads), around their brothers’ wrists and brothers reciprocate with gifts of sweets. The event is mostly associated with northern India, and involves considerable movement of people throughout Delhi – extra public transport is laid on to cope with the rush. It coincides with the full moon of the Hindu month of Shravan.

Venue:
Throughout the city.

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Kids' Stuff

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Independence Day

Date (To be confirmed):
August 2015

This national holiday commemorates India's independence from British rule o ......

This national holiday commemorates India's independence from British rule on 15 August 1947. In the capital, it focuses on Delhi's spectacular Red Fort and features ceremonial speeches and flag-hoisting by the India Prime Minister, following which a major procession takes place from the fort. Elsewhere in the city, numerous cultural and public events also mark the day.

Venue:
Throughout the city.

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
History

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Janamashtami

Date (To be confirmed):
August 2015

Another important Hindu festival, Krishna Janmashtami, to give it its full ......

Another important Hindu festival, Krishna Janmashtami, to give it its full name, marks the birth of Krishna, avatar of the deity Vishnu. At the beginning of the day, the people of Delhi take ritual baths at dawn, then make their way to the brightly decorated temples dotted around the city. Mass visits to the major temples, particularly the ISKCON temple on Hare Krishna Hill and Lakshmi Narayan Mandir, are the focal point of the festival.

Venue:
Throughout the city, but most ostentatiously at Lakshmi Narayan Mandir.

Address:
New Delhi, India

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Religion

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Navratri

Date (To be confirmed):
September 2015 - October 2015

The nine-day Hindu Festival of Nine Lights celebrates the goddess Durga wit ......

The nine-day Hindu Festival of Nine Lights celebrates the goddess Durga with dances, song and worship. It's one of the holiest of Hindu festivals, the belief being that Durga purifies the minds of her devotees, banishing evil thoughts and granting true knowledge. Towards the end of the nine days, obeisance is paid to young girls, who are believed to be manifestations of the goddess – and in Delhi the event culminates in a festival of dance known as 'Dandiya'.

Venue:
Throughout the city.

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Dance

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Diwali

Date (To be confirmed):
October 2015

The five-day Festival of Lights is the most important and pan-Indian of Hin ......

The five-day Festival of Lights is the most important and pan-Indian of Hindu festivals, also marked by Jainists and Sikhs. It is celebrated by giving gifts, lighting fireworks and burning butter and oil lamps to lead Lord Rama home after his 14-year exile. It's a spectacular and colourful time in the Delhi calendar and well worth being around to witness, as the city dons a particularly festive appearance.

Venue:
Throughout the city.

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Spectacle

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Indian Grand Prix

Date (To be confirmed):
November 2015

The Formula 1 Grand Prix circus arrived in India for the first time in 2011 ......

The Formula 1 Grand Prix circus arrived in India for the first time in 2011, the race taking place on a new purpose-built track in Greater Noida, 40km (25 miles) southeast of central Delhi. The race was cancelled in 2014 but is expected to attract 30,000 adrenaline-charged spectators when it returns the following year. Grip tightly to the edge of your seat as the drivers negotiate the 5.2km-long (3.2 miles) Buddh International Circuit.

Venue:
Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida.

Address:
Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida, India

Event cost:
Admission charge.

Website:

Category:
Sport

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