1. Teej Festival, Jaipur
Considered as the most important festival of Jaipur, Teej is celebrated with reverence all over the state. Also known as the ‘Festival of Swings’, Teej marks the arrival of monsoon season. It falls on the 3rd day of the bright lunar half of the August month. Married women and young girls both frolic during the festivities. It is celebrated in the honor of goddess Parvati.
2. Kajili Teej, Bundi
|Kajili Teej Festival in Bundi|
3. Rajasthan International Folk Festival
|International Folk Festival in Rajasthan|
4. Marwar Festival, Jodhpur
Touted as the ‘Blue City of Rajasthan’, Jodhpur celebrates the memory of the heroes of Rajasthan every year in the month of Ashwin. It is the most popular festival celebrated in the city of Jodhpur. Originally known as Maand Festival, Marwar Festival is a traditional way of folk music that focuses on the romance and politeness of Rajputana rulers.
5. Pushkar Festival, Pushkar
The Pushkar Festival is the largest cattle fair in the world and took place in November every year. It attracts traders from far-off places throughout the year. Several cultural activities such as urban tying competition, dance & music performances and camel races are organized during the festival. The food stalls offer a variety of traditional dishes of Rajasthan.
6. Chandrabhaga Fair, Jhalawar
Celebrated in the month of November, the Chandrabhaga Fair in Rajasthan welcomes thousands of visitors and participants from all over the nation. It is held at Jhalrapatan, located at a distance of 6 kilometers from Jhalawar. The festival has derived its name from the famous River Chandrabhaga itself and is considered very sacred by the people of Rajasthan.
7. Winter Festival, Mount Abu
8. Jaipur Literature Festival
When : Jaipur Literature Festival will be held on 21st January in 2016.
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Contributed by Ashish Gupta