Events and Festivals in Ahmedabad

  • January: Makar Sankranti - It is one of the most popular festivals of Gujarat celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm.
  • The International Kite Festival - The International kite festival is celebrated in January around Makar Sankranti.
  • February: Tarnetar Fair - Koli, Bharwad and Rabari tribes celebrate this festival by matchmaking for marriages. Lot of bachelors bachelorettes dress up and gather at the fair.
  • Mahashivaratri - Lord Shiva is one of the three creators of this universe. Mahashivaratri is celebrated by fasting and visiting temples.
  • March: Holi - Holi is a time to celebrate. Everyone comes out of their houses with water guns, bright colours and milky drinks to enjoy this festival of colours.
  • August: Janmashtami - The birth of lord Krishna is celebrated by Dahi handis visiting temples. Temples host feasts for commoners.
  • September: Eid-ul-Fitr - After the holy month of Ramadan, Eid-Ul-Fitr is the time for feasting and partying with family and offering prayers in the Durgah.
  • October: Navaratri - It is the life of Ahmedabad. Good music, Garbha and Dandiya take the energy level to a totally different level. If you are in Ahmedabad during this time, even you won’t be able to resist joining in!
  • Dassehra: Dassehra is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm in Ahmedabad as it is the last day of the Dandiya Raas.
  • November: Kuchh Mohostav - The Gujarat tourism department arranges folk dances, poetry, ballads and handicraft performances and exhibitions.
  • Diwali - It is the city of merchants and traders and so Diwali is a very important occasion in the city because it brings prosperity and light. Lakshmi Pujan is celebrated with a lot of grandeur.
  • December: New Year’s Eve - People from Ahmedabad love partying and what better day to celebrate than New Year’s Eve?

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