Coming August, Monsoons are closing the corner and it is for one who feel like walking out to witness lot of festivals. Go get thrilled at the boat races in Kerala or go dirty at ‘The Mud Rush’ conducted at Silvassa. And for others, it is traditional festivals everywhere around the country
The Mud Rush is the adventuours sport festival conducted in the month of 2nd week of August at Dudhani Lake, Silvassa. The official website of the august festival is http://www.themudrush.com. It is a different and rare festival of mountaineer to beat the heat. The Mud Rush lengthens over more than 5 kilometer circuit with 21 obstacles including thirty-foot stacks of hay, barrier walls, water bodies, 100 feet stretches of tires, forty-five degree sloped hills, ice, fire, and, of course, complete Mud. At the end of the game is a grand gala party.
Nehru Boat Race is scheduled in the month of august every year at Punnamada Backwaters, Alappuzha, Kerala State. It is only during this time in kerala, the placid water of the Punnamada Lake turns as a track on fire. Big snake boats challenge for the prized award to recall the visit of Jawaharlal Nehru, to Alappuzha. The Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race is one among the most fascinating races of the year. The musical and the synchronized method of rowing the gigantic reptile boats hold it a rare visionary. There are even tickets for the stands, who love to see few speed racing and smile along for their wanting team.
Independence Day is a patriotic day observed on 15th of every august month of the calendar year throughout India. It is also the historic day of the celebration of India’s independence from the British Raj. The Red Fort in Delhi brings back the true action hoisting a flag ceremony along with cultural events. Kite flying is a cultural linked with Indian Independence Day. The blue skies gets new life on this wonderful day with colorful and tri-colour kites parakeeting on rooftops.
Velankanni Church Feast falls either late august or early september for about 11 days at Velankanni, Tamil Nadu. Annually from 29th August to 8th September, the Annual Feast Of Our Lady Of Health is observed in the town of Velankanni, participated by an estimated three million people. Velankanni places in the Nagapattinam dist. in the state of Tamil Nadu and is center to one of the nation’s biggest Catholic pilgrimage venues- Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health, counting twenty million pilgrims across India and overseas. This is also the auspicious day as it was the day the Portuguese sailors very first stepped in these parts and constructed the first actual Church. All over the day, the Feast Holy Mass is performed in 6 languages, 14 times a day. The 11-day yearly festival ends with the celebration of the Feast of the Nativity of Mary on 8th September.