India is one of the state who celebrate all the festivals with great excitement. There are many festivals to celebrate in December. India comes alive in December with an mix of traditional and modern festivals and events. December is like the Saturday of month, something you look forward to all year long and it is a month  of celebration.

Here is the list of all festivals and events that you must celebrate.

  1. Ran Utsav

Rann Utsav is celebrated in Gujarat and this festival is also known as Kutch Mahotsav. This festival is one the most popular festival of India and mostly Gujaratis celebrate this festival. This festival is celebrated during the month from 1st November to 20th February every year.

The Ran Utsav shows the regions of culture and heritage although it becomes overcrowded place. The shocking point about this festival that foreigners also take part in this festival, every year thousand of Indians and foreigners came in Kutch to celebrate this festival. Tourist stay in camp overnight and enjoy the cultural, adventure activities. The best time to visit in this festival during December.

  1. Hornbill Festival

Hornbill festival is one of the most popular festival of Nagaland. This festival is brought happiness in Nagaland. This festival is celebrated being a traditional cluster of all the seventeen Naga tribes to promote intercultural harmony. This festival is also known as ‘festival of festival’. Hornbill festival is held at Naga Heritage village which is 12 Km away from kohima. This festival is celebrated during the first week of December. It is a celebration of rich cultural heritage of the Nagas. All the Naga tribes celebrate this festival with great enthusiasm. Timings of this festival, mostly people start gathering at 9.00 PM and at 5.00 PM evening rice beer snacks begin.

  1. Christmas

Christmas is one the most vital festival of Christian. And this festival is celebrated on 25th December. Celebration of Christmas begin on the eve of Christmas on 24th December and continue till New Year’s day. The most popular tradition of decoring is Christmas tree and Christmas prepration began many day before the festival. Markets, streets and homes decorated with lights, candels.

It is celebrated with immense joy and mirth all around and it is celebrated all over the world as a religious and traditional festival. The tradition of celebrating the Christmas varies from region to region. On this occasion people distribute gifts, cards, organize feasts and sing Christmas song.

  1. Bishnupur Festival

Bishnupur is an annual fair held in the month of Poush. This festival is celebrated in the month of December. Mostly Bengalis celebrate this festival and Bishnupur Mela is organized at the same time. It is a four day festival and it is usually held between 28th December to 31st September.

Bishnupur is well known for its unique kind of festival. The Bishanpur festival is a celebration of music and dance and brings lots of visitors to the festival. The key attractions of this festival are stalls selling silk sarees, handlooms, printed silk scarfs and many more items. This is one of the most interesting festival in December.

  1. Kumbhalgarh Festival

Kumbhalgarh festival is one the top festivals celebrated in December. Kumbhalgarh is named after its creator Maharana Kumbha Who was a great promoter of Indian martial and fine crafts. This is the main festival of Rajasthan and it is celebrated on 1- 3rd December. If you want to experience this festival than choose the Palace on Wheels train which helps to reach the destination.

On first day dance performance like Ghoomar, Kalbeliya dance and Kachchi Godhi are performed and on second day classical dances are performed like Bharat Natyam, Kathakali and Mohini Attam. And on 3rd day sufi songs are performed. This festival showcases all the colors of Rajasthani culture.

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