A large number of festivals and fairs are
celebrated in Chennai throughout the year. Besides the national festivals
like the Independence Day and Republic day and religious festivals like
Diwali, Holi, Navaratri, Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Adha, Muharrum, Birthday
of Prophet Mohamed, Christmas, Easter, Good Friday etc, Dance festival
of Mamallapuram, Kanthuri festival, Pongal and Chennai Music and Dance
Festival are celebrated with great fervor in Chennai city. The floating
festival in January -February in Mylapore is also very popular.