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Culture and Festivals of Delhi

Delhi, the political capital of India has a multi-ethnic rich culture and this is evident in the way all the major festivals of the nation are celebrated. The city is always ready to embrace varied life style from people all across the country and this factor adds to the richness of its culture.

Culture of Delhi



Delhi, the political hub of India is not only famous for its historical importance but also for its rich and diversified culture. It is the largest metro city in relevance to its total area and it comes in second position in India in terms of population. The states of Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab border the capital city of India and this has incorporated a multi- ethnic culture in the way of life of Delhi. People from all parts of the country live here. All the chief festivals of India are celebrated with equal dynamism and enjoyed by every Delhi citizen.

Festivals Celebrated in Delhi



The Festivals of Delhi give an insight to the cosmopolitan culture of Delhi. Almost all the major festivals of India are celebrated in this lively city from Republic Day, Independence Day to Id-Ul-Fitar to Holi, Dussehra, Durga Puja, Christmas, and last but not the least New Year.
  • Republic Day
    The Republic Day of India is celebrated all across the country every year on 26th January, the Republic Day. It signifies the date on which the Indian Constitution came into force.

  • Independence Day
    The Independence Day is celebrated all over India every year on the 15th of August to signify the date of its independence from the British rule.

  • Holi
    Holi, the spring festival is celebrated mainly by the Hindus in the month of February and March

  • Janamashtami
    Janamashtami, the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna is mainly celebrated by the Hindus in the month of mid- August to mid- September every year.

  • Durga Puja
    Durga Puja is worship of the Hindu deity Durga, celebrated mostly during the month of October.

  • Baisakhi
    Baisakhi is celebrated to mark the beginning of the harvest season during the month of April.

  • Lohri
    Lohri is a customary festival celebrated during the winter season. It is a very popular festival among the Punjabis.

  • Dussehra
    It is also known as Vijayadashami, celebrated mostly by the Hindus, signifies the victory of good over evil.

  • Eid-ul-Fitr
    It is also known as Eid, is a festival mainly of the Islam community which celebrates the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting by the Muslims.
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