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Fairs and Festivals in Punjab

“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.”

This inconceivable goodness is inherent in the Fairs and Festivals that rejuvenate the soul of man. Punjab is a land of the Five Rivers, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas and Sutlej. Rich in Cultural diversity, the land of Punjab is also renowned for the colorful image and plentiful Fairs and Festivals in Punjab. They are celebrated with much enthusiasm and exuberance. Social interaction and merriment forms the part and parcel of the Punjab Fairs and Festivals.

The festivals are usually held in the months of April and May when harvest is ripe and ready, the men with gladdened heart and vibrancy comes out with sickle and thanks the lord for enriching the landscape with such fertile harvest and then carnivals are arranged for the Lord. The Baishakhi Festival is one such significant fete. Continuous chanting of the hymns in the month of December and January signify another festival of the Sikhs.

It is the Gurupurab fiesta. Holi, the carnival of Colors is also celebrated in Punjab with much zeal and fervor. In the month of Kartik or October-November the women, for the well being of their brothers, give grain and saffron to their brother’s forehead. It is an auspicious ceremony.

Lohri is another such magnificent festival in Punjab in which the bonfire is lit in order to please the fire god. For the long life of their husbands and also for their lifelong protection the Punjabi women celebrate the Mehendi Festival in which they smear Mehendi in the foreheads of their loved ones. This is actually notable at the onset of Sawan Month.

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List of Fair and Festivals in Punjab

Baba Bakala

Baba Bakala were the last words of Guru Harbhajan Singh and his last words indicated the next would-be Guru. This was an amazing incident; and the... read more»


In the year 1699, the 10th Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh established the Panth Khalsa or the Order of Pure ones for the Sikhs. The Baisakhi... read more»

Baisakhi National Fair

In the light of the fair day the Punjabis rejoice one of the opulently hued festival also known as Baisakhi Festival, and along with that they also... read more»

Birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Sahib

India is known for its many hued fairs and festivals that form an integral part of the attraction of India. Each state, race and culture comes up... read more»

Chhapaar Mela

"Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead." Life would seem the bowl for eternal entertainment for you when you visit the... read more»

Dera Baba Nanak, Gurudaspur

Dera Baba Nanak of Gurudaspur is a place where the Holy Guru of the Sikhs known as Guru Nanak settled down at the near end of his life. It is the... read more»

Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib Jor Mela

The vast canopy of the Banyan tree at Fatehgarh occupying 3-4 acres of land is a unique site. It is also known as Kaya Kalp Vriksh. Similar to this... read more»

Gurudwara Manji Sahib Alamgir

Gurudwara Manji Sahib is one of the renowned Gurdwaras in Punjab and is reputed for the 10th Guru of the Sikhs also known as Guru Gobind Singh.... read more»

Gurudwara Nanaksar Jagraon

The Gurudwara Nanaksar Jagraon is located just 38 kilometers from Ludhiana and is the most reputed place where one can offer worship; it... read more»

Gurudwara Thumb Sahib of Maghi,Kartarpur

Guru Nanak had been a famous person in the history of Indian Sikhism and a renowned prophet and philosopher. To him no religion was greater than... read more»

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti

The Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is a festival for the Sikhs in India and worldwide. It is a religious occasion that marks the birthday of the last... read more»

Guru Gobind Singhs Birthday

India is a land of numerous festivals, in pace with the cycle of the seasons. These proceed with sowings and harvesting and around them have grown... read more»

Harballabh Sangeet Sammelan

The Harballabh Sangeet Sammelan at Devi Talab in Jalandhar is actually a music concert that would complete a good old period of 131 years on... read more»

Hola Mohalla

The words Hola Mohalla symbolizes mock fight. It is generally held at the historic town of Anandpur Sahib and Kiratpur Sahib. The Hola Mohalla,... read more»

Lohri Festival

Lohri is a very popular carnival at Punjab and is celebrate with maximum zeal and enthusiasm in the state. Mainly celebrated to mark the departure... read more»

Ludhiana Jarag Mela

Ludhiana Jarag Mela is usually celebrated in the Pail Village for the Mother Goddess Seetala and is one of the most reputed Fair in Punjab. It... read more»

Martyr's Day

Punjab remembers their heroes- Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, and Sukhdev by observing the Martyr's Day every year. Belonging to the village of Punjab,... read more»

Prof. Mohan Singh Mela,Ludhiana

"Originality is the essence of true scholarship. Creativity is the soul of the true scholar" (Nnamdi Azikiwe). True scholars are... read more»

Mukatsar Maghi Fair

This festival called the Mukatsar Maghi Fair is much like Holi and Lohra Festival in Punjab and is celebrated with tremendous zeal and fervor. A... read more»

Rauza Sharif of Sirhind,Fatehgarh Sahib

Rauza Sharif of Sirhind in Fatehgarh Sahib has been constructed at Sirhind to commemorate the valiant youngsters who gave up their lives when... read more»

Rose Festival in Chandigarh

"Fair flower, that dost so comely grow, Hid in this silent, dull retreat, Untouched thy honied blossoms blow, Unseen thy little... read more»

Kila Raipur Sports Festival

Fairs and Festivals form an integral part of Punjab’s Culture and Rural Sports, National Fair (February), Kila Raipur is no exception to... read more»

Guru Ram Das Jayanti

One of the important festivals of Sikhism is Guru Ram Das Jayanti that is celebrated all around the globe with full enthusiasm. Guru Ramdas ji was... read more»

Sri Guru Granth Sahib

Guru Granth Sahib the holy book of Sikhs contains the scriptures of the Sikhs. This holy compilation comprises of hymns and prayers which contains... read more»

Baba Sodal Mela

Baba Sodal Mela is one of the most important fairs in Punjab, organized to pay homage to Baba Sodal, a great soul. Each year, the Mela is organized... read more»