May Festivals and Fairs, 2016

Fairs / Festivals May 2016
Month Festival Place
May 1st, 2016 International Flower Festival Sikkim
May 1st – 31st, 2016 International Flower Festival Sikkim
May 1st – 3rd, 2016 Moatsu Festival Nagaland
2nd – 3rd week of May, 2016 oty Summer Festival Tamil Nadu
May 8th, 2016 Mothers Day All India
May 14th, 2016 Ganga Dussehra Varanasi & Haridwar
May 20th – 21st, 2016 Summer Festival Rajasthan
May 21st – 22nd, 2016 Buddha Jayanti All India
21st April – 11th May, 2016 Chithirai Festival Madurai

India is an epitome of resplendent festivals and fairs – where the hues of festivity never lose its charm! From enjoying the pleasant winter weather for sightseeing to diverse festivals and fairs, the month of February in India offers an exciting spectacle of celebrations and exquisite getaways to the visitors.

Here take a look at the festivals and fairs that are celebrated in the month of May in India every year – reflecting the traditional gaiety and zest of its people.

Mother's Day:

When: May 8th, 2016

The celebration of Mother's Day is a newly acquired concept in modern India especially in the last decade because of mass globalization. Every year it is celebrated on second Sunday of May. On this Day, people show their appreciation towards their mothers.

Send Mother's Day Messages

Mother's Day Messages

There is no velvet as soft as a mother's lap , no path as flowery as that imprinted with her footsteps.
If I had a flower for each time I thought of my mother, I could walk in my garden forever.
You are the most precious blessing God has given me I will always be thankful for He gave me the best Mom in the world
Happy Mother's Day!
Your arms were always open when I needed a hug, you are a true MOTHER.
Your heart understood me when I needed a friend and gave me wings to fly.
Motherhood is the toughest job in the world. Her job has no holidays or day offs yet she doesn't grumble a thing about it. Her profession portrays unconditional love, selflessness and sacrifice. Therefore, I want you to relax and enjoy this day Even though a single day is not enough to honor you as our mom.
Happy mothers' day!

Mother's Day Quotes

The Miracle of Life nurtured by a woman who gave us love and sacrifice....MOTHER
– Joel Barquez
"All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother."
Abraham Lincoln
All mothers are working mothers.
Author Unknown

I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
~Abraham Lincoln
"God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers"
Jewish proverb.

"A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them."
Victor Hugo

Summer Festival:

When: May 20th – 21st, 2016

Come May, every year ‘Summer Festival' is celebrated in two main alluring destinations in India i.e.Ooty and Mt. abu, Rajasthan. In Ooty, the festival usually begins with a two Day show of Exotic Vegetables of the Indian subcontinent, followed by two days festival of Aromatic spice. It then continues with a two day rose show and flower show which are absolutely fabulous and comes to an exotic end with a fruit show in Coonoor. Many exciting activities like boat racing, trekking and folk and cultural events are part of this festival.

In Mt. Abu, the grand ‘Summer Festival' commences with ballad pursued by Rajasthani folk dance. The festival offers adrenaline racing sports such as boat racing on Nakki Lake, and a roller skating race. The grand festival wraps up with pyrotechnics show. The pinnacle of the ‘Summer Festival' is the Sham-e-Qawwali musical show, which features the most eminent qawwali singers of India.

Buddha Jayanti:

When: May 21st, 2016

The Birth anniversary of Lord Buddha is celebrated as Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jayanti. This is the most Holy festival of Buddhist. Many Buddhist and its followers come to India from all over the world to celebrate this day together. Meditation, cortege, prayer meets, discourse, recitation of the sacred Buddhist scriptures etc. take place during Buddha Purnima. Buddhist Pilgrims visit all the pilgrimages present across India to seek the blessings of Lord Buddha.