|Fairs / Festivals May 2016|
|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.
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.
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.
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.