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May - Pooram, India

Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | Views [3824] | Video

Location: Vadakkumnatha Temple, Thrissur, India Dates: Held in the Malayalam month of Medam (April or May) Level of Participation: 1 - watch big elephants and big fireworks Description: The city of Thrissur is Kerala’s festival hot spot ... Read more >

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March - Holi, India

Friday, 11 Feb 2011 | Views [2718] | Video

Location: Throughout northern India and Nepal Dates: Three days around the March full moon. Level of Participation: 5 – prepare to dust and be dusted Description: The most boisterous of Hindu festivals, Holi waves goodbye to winter and welcomes ... Read more >

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October - Divali (Festival of the Lights), India

Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | Views [1486] | Video

Location: Mumbai, India Dates: Fifteenth day of the Indian lunar month of Kartika (October/November) Level of Participation: 2 – watch India light up Description: Having celebrated Krishna’s ... Read more >

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September - Janmastami, India

Sunday, 16 Aug 2009 | Views [871] | Video

Location: Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India Dates: Indian lunar month of Bhadra (August/September) Level of Participation: 3 – offer puja (prayer) with the pilgrims Description: Held on the ... Read more >

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January - Bikaner Camel Festival, India

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 | Views [1442] | Video

Location: Bikaner, India Dates: Varying dates in January (during the 10th month of the Indian lunar calendar) Level of Participation: 2 – watch camels and then ride one Description: Home to India’s ... Read more >

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November - Pushkar Camel Mela, India

Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | Views [1796] | Video

Location: Pushkar, Rajasthan, India Dates: The festival concludes on the full moon of the Hindu lunar month of Kartika, which falls in October or November Level of Participation: 3 – wander the camel grounds, ride the ... Read more >

Tags: india, pushkar camel fair, world festivals

November - Nanak Jayanti, India

Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | Views [1057] | Video

Location: Golden Temple, Amritsar, Punjab, India Dates: Indian lunar month of Aghan (November/December) Level of Participation: 3 – celebrate Guru Nanak’s birthday Description: Among the prakash ... Read more >

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