Events and Festivals in Jammu
- Lohri: Lohri is an important festival on Jammu that marks the commencement of spring in the region.
- Muharram: It is celebrated in mid February in honour of Muharram according to the Islamic calendar.
- Shiv Ratri: Shiv Ratri is an occasion in Jammu when most Hindus visit the Shiv Khori shrine and offer their prayers to the lord.
- Holi: Youngsters very eagerly wait for the festival of Holi. A burning pier before the actual festival symbolizes the triumph of good over evil.
- Bahu festival: Bahu festival is celebrated twice a year in the Bahu temple.
- Ram Navami: The birth of Lord Rama is celebrated in the city with huge feasts and symbolic naming ceremonies. It’s certainly a very colorful time in Jammu to include in your trip planner.
- Baisakhi: Celebrated in the first month of the Vikram calendar. It is the season of marriages and celebrations. Baisakhi is the time when people visit Gurudwaras and Temples and Kirtans and devotional songs energize the atmosphere.
- Chaitre Chaudash: Uttar Behni, a town near Jammu is where Chaitre Chaudash is celebrated around April and May.
- Eid-ul-Fitr: After the holy month of Ramazan, Eid-Ul-Fitr is the time for feasting and partying with family and offering prayers in the Durgah.
- Bahu festival: It is a major festival at the Bahu fort at the Kali temple.
- Navaratri: Navaratri and Dussehrais celebrated with a lot of pomp and grandeur in the area.
- Jihri mela: Jihri mela is celebrated in the honour of Baba Jitu who was a local legend in the area.
- Diwali: Time spent with family and friends sharing sweets and homemade delicacies are very relaxing for the residents who are busy taking care of the devotees during other times.