Delhi, the capital of India is a microcosm of the country. People of all regions and communities live in the capital and so Delhi celebrates all the major festivals of India with spirit and passion.
Delhi being the capital, it is also the venue of events related to political and republican life of India.Some of the events you can see in Delhi on your Indian holiday are:
Republic Day: Every year on 26th January, a grand parade is held along Rajpath, the central avenue of Delhi, to celebrate the anniversary of India's becoming a republic. The Republic Day Parade showcases the best of India, from the might of its armed forces, to colorful floats from different states celebrating the cultural heritage and modern accomplishments of India.
Beating the Retreat: Every year as a conclusion of the Republic Day celebrations, the massed bands of the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force, perform at Vijay Chowk, the square overlooked by Rashtrapati Bhawan, and the administrative buildings of North and South Block, at the end of January. This melodious occasion always concludes with the song "Saare Jahan se Accha" to remind Indians about their love for their motherland.
International Trade Fair: The Trade fair grounds in Pragati Maidan in Delhi are packed for a fortnight, when the International Trader Fair comes to town. With representatives from countries worldwide making their presence felt at the fair, it is a carnival of energy and commerce in the interests of international trade.
International Book Fair: The international book fair, comes to Delhi once a year to delight book lovers in the capital. With a different theme every year, the book fair has in recent years, focused on Children's; literature and the SAARC countries and has stalls from all the major international and many niche publishers displaying their wares. The book fair is certainly worth browsing though on your Indian Holiday.
Delhi Fashion Week: Delhi is one of the fashion capitals of India and the week when India's best designers present their latest collections is eagerly awaited by the fashion fraternity in India.
Festivals In New Delhi: All the major festivals of India are celebrated in Delhi. The streets are a riot of color for Holi; they are brilliantly lit up for Diwali; giant effigies fo Ravana are burnt on Dussehra, Durga idols are worshipped and immersed for Durga Puja, Santa clauses and Christmas trees make their presence felt around Christmas, Id-ul-Fitr, Guru Nanak's birthday and other religious days of the Muslims and Sikhs are celebrated with joy and friendship. You can enjoy seeing Delhi celebrate these festivals ion your Indian holiday.
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