Every year, a New Year is born and it will be around the corner only in the month of december. For those who think the curious to move away and relax some time here are the wonderful reason await for you over this december festivals
Hornbill Festival is of the nagas of kohima, nagaland who celebrates from December 1-10 annually. And ofcourse, this Hornbill Festival is a real reflection of the Naga traditions or simply the “Festival of Festivals”. The Hornbill Festival is an annual anniversary at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama near Kohima. The festival is a gathering of the several tribals of Nagaland celebrated with rich culture. The festival includes local traditions of art, food, sports & music. Photo capturing travellers should catch up with the dances, performances, games, parades, and ceremonies that move on until the evenings. The Hornbill Festival is ofcourse a window to the state of Nagaland. The Hornbill International Rock Competition is also conducted around this time.
Rann Utsav is celebration of observance between December 1, 2015 – March 5, for nearly 100 days at Kutch, Gujarat. Whiskered men sound the musical elements at the Rann Utsav with their mesmerising folklores. It is also called the Kutch Mahotsav observed in the snowy sandy deserts of Kutch. At this moment, tents are fixed in the desert for the tourists. The indian Goverment provide tourists the chance to feel the local culture, receipes and hospitality. It is a colouful spectacle on the white desert featuring the vibrancy of the Kutch region’s culture & heritage. All the months are engaged with folk dances and songs, action sports, handicrafts, food menus, and tours to annexing places.
Galdan Namchot is leh celebration held on December 5. It is one big festivity to recall the birthday and the Buddhahood of the Tibetan saint-devotee, Tsongkhapa. Tsongkhapa was the inventor of the Gelukpa School that taught Tibetan Buddhism in the fourteenth century. Thereafter, this Gelukpa School grown as a big and dominant monastic order in the central Tibet region. Galdan Namchat Festival is observed with a big fervor by the tibetans in Ladakh. The monasteries here along with the other buildings gets litted up to give a wonderful sight across Ladakh. It is also the new year for Galdan Namchot in the ladakh region. During this event people prepare all decalicies of traditional dishes. The fire and light display is made by the whirling of the flaming torches throwing away in a gesture to give farewell to the last year and to invite the new one.
Perumthitta Tharavad Kottamkuzhy is dated for December 7-16 at Kerala. This 10-day annual Theyyam festival of Perumthitta Tharavadu Kottamkuzhy of Kasaragod district is fame amongst the Theyyam festivals in Kerala. It is also the oldest ritual art kinds of Kerala where one can get to see all the Theyyam forms are on display. Theyyam dance is not a single track dance form instead an array of over 400 dance forms each reflecting a mythological, historical character.
Magnetic Fields Festival is of december festival held in Alsisar Mahal, Shekhawati, Rajasthan. This 3-day festival of music, art & food in a heritage palace in Rajasthan rewinds you to the 17th century aura. Magnetic Fields Festival is a festival of the olden India and the contemporary culture. With scintillating music it displays the art installations, yoga sessions & and treasure hunts. There are royal suites or tent camps as per the budget to stay. One need to book tickets for magnetic fields festivals well in advance.
Other festivals in December Month
Vivah Panchami, Naga Panchami Telugu
Subrahmanya Sashti, Champa Shashthi
Mokshada Ekadashi, Gita Jayanti
Gauna Mokshada Ekadashi, Vaishnava Mokshada Ekadashi, Matsya Dwadashi