Top 5 Facts of Festivals in January

A Visit India in the month of January will make one enjoy famous musical and dance events, cultural festivals and patriotic parades.

  • Kanathoor Nalvar Bhoothasthanam, Theyyam, Kasargod district in Kerala is when about four hundred theyyams, ritual dances showing mythological, divine or ancestral spirits, are staged jointly at the wonderful Kanathoor Nalvar Bhoothasthanam. This one is promoted to the Mother Goddess held in the monthend of December and start of January.
  • Chennai Music Festival is all about Madras Music Season for Indian classical music lovers is a very popular and much expected month long festival is sometimes refered as the world’s biggest cultural event. It is a mix of traditional south Indian Carnatic music, dance, and other associated arts. Nearly one thousand performances occurs in the festival that includes music related seminars, discussions, & demonstrations. The music festival is celebrated during Mid December to mid January every year.
  • Mamallapuram Dance Festival is an open air India Dance Festival is conducted against a background of rock sculptures in the sea beach town of Mamallapuram. It held for a month staging a wide variety of classical and folk dances from across India. It is performed from December 25, 2018 to January 25, 2019. The usual place of event is Arjuna’s Penance, Mamallapuram, near Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  • Rann Utsav is a desert festival projects the vibrancy of the Kutch region’s culture & tradition, now turned as commercial & overcrowded. The days are occupied with folk dances & music, sports, handicrafts, food menus, and tours to nearby places. Many luxury tents are formed on the fringe of the white salt desert to lodge visitors by Gujarat Tourism. It is held on full moon nights to watch the moon shining on the salt is observed on December 3rd, January 1, & January 31 at Great Rann of Kutch salt desert, Dhordo, Gujarat.
  • Mylapore Festival start as a simple kolam contest, funded by the local newspaper, in the year 2001. Presently seen as 4-day extravaganza, with as many as 30 events and 200 artists spread at twelve places. Major Attractions are heritage walks, crafts zone, classical music & dance, folk art, exhibitions and street food. The date for madras mylapore festivals are during the month of January every year. It is generally held at Sri Kapaleeswarar Temple & Nageswara Rao Park, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Other festivals in January Month

Date Day Festival Name
1 Tuesday Saphala Ekadashi, English New Year
3 Thursday Pradosh Vrat
4 Friday Masik Shivaratri
5 Saturday Paush Amavasya, Darshavela Amavasya, Surya Grahan, Hanumath Jayanthi
7 Monday Chandra Darshan
10 Thursday Vinayaka Chaturthi
12 Saturday Skanda Sashti
13 Sunday Bhanu Saptami, Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti
14 Monday Masik Durgashtami, Shakambhari Utsavarambha, Lohri
15 Tuesday Pongal, Makar Sankranti, Magh Bihu
16 Wednesday Masik Karthigai
17 Thursday Pausha Putrada Ekadashi, Tailang Swami Jayanti
18 Friday Kurma Dwadashi, Rohini Vrat
19 Saturday Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi
21 Monday Paush Purnima, Shakambhari Purnima, Chandra Grahan, Purnima Upavas, Thai Pusam
22 Tuesday Magha Begins North
23 Wednesday Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti
24 Thursday Sankashti Chaturthi, Sakat Chauth
26 Saturday Republic Day
27 Sunday Swami Vivekananda Jayanti, Bhanu Saptami, Kalashtami
31 Thursday Shattila Ekadashi



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