Bihar is an eastern state in India and it shares the passion and zeal of celebrating the established and spiritual fairs and festivals of India with the rest of the country. Fairs and festivals have always been an essential part of life in Bihar. These festivals are popular occasions for social communication and enjoyment for the people of Bihar. In the ancient times, Bihar was under the influence of the Vedic religion. There are captivating myths and legends connected with the foundation of the fairs and festivals.
Some of the festivals in Bihar are of religious nature attracting pilgrims from the remotest corners of the country, and some festivals exhibit the cultural wealth of the state, vivacious in multitude of colors and forms. Many of the festivals are linked with the lifestyle of the people, change of seasons and harvesting.