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"The pleasant weather of February invites a number of festivals and fairs colouring the entire ambience of the country with joy and fragrance. The enjoyment of Goa carnival and desert festival of Rajasthan celebrated in February touches the heart of the entire country."
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Indian Fairs & Festivals In February

Maha Shivratri (All over India) - 12th February, 2010

Dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva, Maha Shivratri falls every year in the Krishna Paksha of the month of Maagha or Phalguna. Devout Hindus attain fast and perform the ritual of holy 'Shiv Snan' and 'Shiv Aarti'. Milk, cocount, bael leaves, fruits and datura flower are main offering to the Lord.

Goa Carnival (Goa) - 13th to 16th February, 2010

The colorful Carnival in Goa highlights the Portugal culture, which is dominating the life of Goan since 500 years. Lively procession are held and enthusiasts dancers leave no chance to swing their body with the rhythm of drum-beats. Grand feast are arranged and the gala occasion continuous for three days and nights.

Surajkund Crafts Mela (Surajkund, Faridabad) - 1st to 15th February, 2010

Organized annually by the Tourism Department of Haryana, the craft Mela exhibits the rich culture and tradition of India. As the name indicates, it is held at Surajkund, Faridabad(Delhi NCR region). Musical night shows, theater and Natyashala folk dances are performed by local artists. Make-shift stores at the fair ground showcases an array of ivory works, terracotta, lac work, paintings, handicrafts, which attracts shopaholics visiting the Mela.

Taj Mahotsav (Shilpgram, Agra) - 18th to 27th February

The ten-day long festival is prime attraction for tourist visiting India. The much awaited carnival takes place once in a year at Shilpgram in Agra. Classical dance performances, folk music, shayari etc are organized and hence presents a brilliant fusion of art, craft and culture.

Elephant Festival (Jaipur, Rajasthan) - 28th February, 2010

With paying homage to the power of Elephant, the festival is held every year at Jaipur, the Pink City of Rajasthan. Elephants are decorated with colorful clothes, garlands, anklets and gold-plated items and are exhibited at Chagan Stadium. The event is greatly participated by national and international tourists.


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