The month of April is a symbol of a new spirit. The month brings in the spring, which is a recreational season. Trees, plants, animals, they all come into a new energetic life after the frigid winter. Everyone cherishes the Spring season and you can cherish it more with the beautiful festivals of India.
India is a country which has a mix of culture. One festival goes and people buckle up their belts for the next one. Here is a list of some of the amazing celebrations in the month of April. Join them and treat your family with a cultural mix.
Check Out the Major Upcoming Festivals and Events of India in April 2019.
Tulip Festival, Srinagar
Date: 1st April – 5th May 2019
Venue: Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden, Srinagar
The mesmerizing Srinagar just cannot let anyone excel when it comes to beauty. It even challenges the popular tulip field in Amsterdam. The tulip festival attracts a large number of tourists each year. Tulips bloom for only 2 weeks making visiting the place a necessity. Imagine an area over 5 hectares loaded with beautiful tulips and the beautiful Dal Lake. Plan a vacation to the scenic beauty and the beautiful fragrance of the festival will definitely leave you spell-bound.
Date: 14 Apr 2019
Bihu is the native festival of Assam which is celebrated around April 14, 15 and 16, in the northeastern region of India. It is also called Bohag Bihu. It implies the initiation of Assamese New Year and the coming spring season. The 7 days festival is a treat to go through folk music, Bihu dance, and yummy delicacies.
Tamil Puthandu – Tamil New Year
Date: 14 April 2019 (Every Year)
Location: Tamil Nadu
This festival marks the commencement of the Tamil New Year. The day starts with kanni where at the dawn, all the families place a large mirror and a tray filled with tropical fruits, coconut, gold ornaments, fruits, cash, beetle leaves, and other auspicious things is put in front of it. People have to see the picture of this tray through the mirror.
The most famous delicacy of this festival is maanga pachadi, a sweet-bitter-sour chutney made with raw mango, jaggery, and neem flower.
Baisakhi Mela, Punjab
Date: 14 April 2019
Baisakhi is a harvest festival celebrated in Punjab. It is one of the most heartfelt and fiercely celebrated festivals in India.
You will get to see the purest culture of Punjab with traditional music and Bhangra. One can witness the best of this festival at the Golden Temple of Amritsar. You can sense the thumping energy and enthusiasm in the people. The yummy cuisines make the festival the most favorite.
Kadammanitta Padayani, Kerala
Date: 15 Apr – 24 Apr 2019
South India always flaunts off its celebrations. While the north seeps in its festivities with drama, the south celebrates the mesmeric humor of its local festivities with calmness. Kadammanitta Padavani is an event that has always been attached to freedom.
The festival involves a rhythmic synchronization between melodious legendary music and heavy drumming. People use various masks engraving Kalan (God of death), Yakshi (fairy), Pakshi (birds) and Bhairavi (Kali) to make the festival more elegant and beautiful.
Date: 17 April 2019
Location: Uttar Pradesh, India
It is the most major festival of the Jain society. It is celebrated as the birth of Mahavira (the last Tirthankara). It starts with the abhisheka (a ceremonial bath) of the statues of Mahavira. People who follow Jainism offer prayers, meditate and even do charity in the name of Mahavir.
Date: 19 April 2019
Good Friday is celebrated in all over the world and even in India. It is jubilated by the Christians to regard the misery, passion, and death of Lord Jesus during his torture. On this day, the people fast, pray, apologize and meditate.
Date: 21 April 2019
The Christians celebrate the revival of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday. According to the Christian belief, Easter is the day when Jesus finally raised from death. They believe that Jesus paid a heavy penalty through his death, funeral and rebirth for the wickedness of his followers and disciples.
Sankat Mochan Music Festival, Varanasi
Date: 23 Apr – 29 Apr 2019
The holy city of Ganga can never be left behind when it comes to festivities. The Hanuman Jayanti in April brings in with it, the Sankat Mochan Music festival. The musical event is held from dawn till dusk. The participatory dance shows and the rituals consisting of aartis creates a euphoric pleasure which only Banaras can provide.
Goa Food and Cultural Festival, Panaji
Date: To be Announced
In Goa, one can feel the part of its history the moment one lands in. The food and cultural festival is just an episode of the scintillating place in India. The food carnival consisting of multi-national cuisines, seafood, Goan specials, cooking competitions, exotic cocktails, and live feni distillation, is the best thing to experience. Not only that, many of the musical bands of India and foreign add shimmer to the cultural fiesta. The Goa festival marks a long-lasting memory of its influence in the minds of the visitors.
As you have seen, April carries such vigor and color into our senses, plan your days as these enchanting events.