Ask anyone about what they think is the best part of a year, and you’ll get an (almost) unanimous response: the festivals! Sure, everyone has a festival they look forward to more than the others, but the bottom line remains the same: we love our festivals…and the holidays that come with them! 😀
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Festivals are a chance to not only spend some quality time with your loved ones, but also to rest, relax and maaaaybe plan a trip too! So whether you’re planning your trip home, or planning a trip AWAY from home, take a note of these major upcoming festival dates:
1. Raksha Bandhan: The day of the siblings falls on August 22 this year, which is a Sunday. A long weekend trip is in order, we say! PS: Onam is just a day before, on August 21, so prepare to double the festivities!
2. Janmashtami: The all-important festival celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna, is on August 30 this year, a Monday, and can be easily turned into a long weekend.
3. Ganesh Chaturthi: The festival marking the birth of Lord Ganesha, is celebrated with great fervour particularly across the state of Maharashtra, and is on September 10 this year, a Friday. We see another long weekend in your future!
4. Navratri: The auspicious 9-day festival will start on October 7 this year, and go on till October 15.
5. Durga Puja: The grand celebrations for Goddess Durga will begin from October 6 this year with Mahalaya, but the main events will be between October 11 (Shashti) and October 15 (Dashami).
6. Dussehra: Also known as Vijayadashami, the festival will be celebrated on October 15 this year, which is a Friday, and your ticket to a long weekend!
7. Milad-un-Nabi: Also known as Eid-e-Milad, the Milad-un-Nabi commemorates the birth of Prophet Muhammad. It will be celebrated on October 19 this year.
8. Karva Chauth: On Karva Chauth, which will be celebrated on October 24 this year, married women fast for an entire day and pray for their husband’s long life.
9. Diwali: Diwali is undoubtedly the biggest festival of India, and will be celebrated on November 4 this year, which is a Thursday. And since Govardhan Puja and Bhai Duj are on the next consecutive days, that is, November 5 and 6 respectively, this can turn into a loooong weekend!
10. Chhath Puja: The festival dedicated to the Sun God and Goddess Chhathi is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm primarily in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and Nepal. This year, the festival will be held on November 10.
12. Guru Nanak Jayanti: One of the most prominent festivals of the Sikh community, it marks the birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and will be celebrated on November 19 this year, which is Friday…and you know what to do with this by now! 😉
To make things even better, IndiGo and SpiceJet recently restarted flights on seven new prominent routes, including Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad all of which can be booked on ixigo.
We also recommend that you check the latest state-wise travel guidelines before planning your trip.
Don’t forget to follow all necessary COVID-19 precautions while travelling!