Regional Fair and Festivals In India
Regional festivals of different states of India
Solung, Mopin, Nyokum, Losar, Sanken, Boori Boot, Dree, Nechi Dau, Khan, Kshyatsowai, Longte Yullo, Loku, Moi, Ojiale, Reh, Si-Donyi and Tamladu are the major regional fairs and festivals in Arunachal Pradesh
Bihu, Ambubachi in Kamakhya shrine, Shivaratri Mela at Umananda and other places near Shiva temples, Durga Puja, Dol-Jatra, Id, Diwali, Christmas, Ashokastami Mela, Rash Mela, Parasuram Mela, Baishagu, Ali-Ai-Ligang, Baikho, Rongker, Rajini Gabra Harni Gabra, Bohaggiyo Bishu and Jonbill Mela are some of the major festivals and fairs in Assam.
Lai Haraoba, Rasa Leela, Cheiraoba, Ningol Chak-Kouba, Rath-Jatra, Id-ul-Fitr, Imoinu Iratpa, Gaan-Ngai, Lui-Ngai-Ni, Id-ul-Zuha, Yaoshang (Holi), Durga Puja, Mera Houchongba, Diwali, Christmas, Kut, Chumpha, Heikru Hingtonqba and Kang are the major festivals and fairs in Manipur.
Dancing to the glory, the Meghalayan tribes have their way to celebrate their prime occupation of agriculture. Celebrating the sowing season and the harvest season, Meghalaya dances to the beats of drums and duitara. Ka Pamblang Nongkrem, Shad Sukmynsiem, Behdeinkhlam are the major festivals celebrated in Meghalaya.
The state takes great joy in dancing and playing music along with organizing massive feasts. Sekrenyi, Moatsu, Tokhu Emong, Angami, Ao, Chakhesang, Chang, Zemi, Sumi, Hornbill and Tuluni are some of the major festivals and fairs in Nagaland.
Celebrating life and faith, most of the festivals in Sikkim are based on the Buddhist Calender. Right from worshipping Mt. Khangchendzonga to celebrating the descent of Buddha from heaven, Sikkim honours Lord Buddha in every possible way. Dance and music are the highlights of most of the festivals and fairs here. Maghey Sankranti, Durga Puja, Laxmi Puja and Chaite Dassai/Ram Navami Dassai, Tyohar, Sonam Losoong, Namsoog, Tendong Lho Rum Faat (Worship of Mt. Tendong), Losar (Tibetan New Year), Saga Dawa, Drupka Teshi, Phang Lhabsol, Bum Chu and Lhabab Dhuechen are the major festivals and fairs in Sikkim.
Jammu & Kashmir
The festivals and fairs here are based largely on religious beliefs and exhibit a vivid face of culture and tradition. Hemis Festival, Jhiri Mela, Chaitra Chaudash, Tulip Festival, Saffron Festival and Khichri Amavasya are some major festivals in the state of Jammu & Kashmir.
Himachal Pradesh is the land of festivals and fairs.Lively folk music and traditional dance is the highlight of merrymaking in the state. Gugga Fair, Fullaich festival, Sui Mata Festival, Minjar Fair, Sazo, Phugal, Beesh, Dakhraini, Losar and Tribal Festival are the main festivals and fairs in Himachal Pradesh.