The state of Haryana celebrates the rich, glorious culture of India in its various fairs and festivals that are celebrated with equal pomp and gaiety here as all over the country. There are several fairs and festivals in Haryana that attract a large number of visitors to the state at different times of the year. These festivals are occasions of celebration, fun and frolic when the entire state of Haryana bustles with life. We at Indian Holiday take you on tours to Haryana where you can also enjoy being a part of these frolicsome fairs and festivals that are observed with much fervor all across the state.
Perhaps the major and most popular fair in Haryana is the Surajkund Crafts Mela that is held in the month of February. The fortnight-long fair takes place every year from 1st – 15th February. The event provides one of the best platforms to local artisans and craftsmen from all over India to showcase their products to a large audience that arrives to witness this important annual event. Surajkund Crafts Mela is truly the largest exhibition of local crafts in India that allows numerous talented craftsmen in the country to bring to the fore their unique hand-made products and offerings. Make sure to visit the fair during your tour to Haryana.
Some of the other important fairs and festivals in Haryana that are celebrated in the state with much fervor are Lohri (13th January), Baisakhi (13th April), Teej, Sanjhi (October), Kurukshetra Festival in Haryana (May-June), Kurukshetra Festival in Kurukshetra (Nov-Dec) and Mango Festival (May-June).
Baisakhi(13th April ) at Yadavindra Gardens, Pinjore
Baisakhi is one of the most popular festivals of Northwest India that is celebrated on a large scale particularly in the states of Punjab and Haryana. As such, Baisakhi at Pinjore, a small town in Haryana, is a grand event that is celebrated with much pomp and gaiety among the locals as well as visitors from across the country.
Baisakhi festival in Pinjore, Haryana is celebrated to mark the start of the wheat harvest season. The festival falls on 13th April every year and is also observed as the first day of the New Year as per the traditional Vikrami calendar in India. Baisakhi is celebrated to welcome the arrival of that time of the year when the farmers prepare for the harvesting of wheat.
Another reason for the celebration of Baisakhi is that the day also marks the anniversary of the founding of “Khalsa Panth” among the Sikh community and therefore, the festival is grandly celebrated in the state of Punjab. However, Baisakhi at Pinjore is an equally frolicsome occasion when people adorn themselves with the best of apparels and jewelry, visit temples and gurudwaras to offer prayers and feast with loved ones. Another popular feature of the festival of Baisakhi in Pinjore is the performance of folk dances by men and women that is a must-watch.
Pinjore Gardens, also known by the name of Yadavindra Gardens, are located in the town of Pinjore, Haryana, around 20 km from the capital city of Chandigarh in Punjab. The lush green gardens serve as a perfect excursion site from Chandigarh and sprawl over an area of about 100 acres. Pinjore Gardens are also the venue for the annual Mango Festival as well as the festival of Baisakhi that is celebrated with much fervor here every year. In fact, the Baisakhi at Pinjore is one of the most popular fairs and festivals in Haryana and is a much sought-after occasion for locals and visitors alike.