Events and Festivals in Fatehpur Sikri, India

Events and Festivals in Fatehpur Sikri

FESTIVALS

February- Muharram: It is celebrated in mid February in honour of Muharram according to the Islamic calendar.

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. It is one of the main festivals in Uttar Pradesh.

July- Sheetla fair: This is a traditional fair that happens at Mahu road, near Agra. It also has a small carnival for kids.

August- Urs: The Urs of Saint Sheikh SalimChisti is an event that all the people participate irrespective of their caste or religion.

Janmashtami: As the town is close to the Birthplace of Shree Krishna, it is a very special day for the people. Month long celebrations ensue in Mathura when the Hindu population from FatehpurSikri travels there, so see if you can include this in your Fatehpur sikri itineraries.

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- Eid-ul-Adha: This festival which is called the Feast of sacrifice is one of the major events in FatehpurSikri. It is celebrated by special gifts, greetings and prayers in the Jama Masjid.

Dassehra: Huge effigies of Demon Ravana are burnt with folk dances, music and the aroma of freshly cooked delicacies livens up the atmosphere.

November- Diwali: Diwali is the highlight of the year with a holiday season and houses filled with guests, something any Fatehpur sikri trip planner must include in a November trip.

December- New Year’s Eve: New Year is welcomed in FatehpurSikri by bursting crackers, having lavish parties with friends and family and having huge feasts.

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