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Thursday, August 16, 2018
West Bengal

Festivals and Fairs


▪ Durga Puja ▪ Diwali ▪ Muslim Festivals ▪ Festival of Sahajiya Sect ▪ Orthodox Vaishnava festivals
▪ Rathayathra ▪ Holi ▪ Rabindra Jayanti ▪ Birthday of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
▪ Dussera ▪ Fairs ▪ Sri-Panchami ▪ Birthday of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

Holi

The Holi festival is held on a full-moon day in early spring. This spring carnival in which men and women delight in daubing one another with colours especially red, has been associated with the Krishna legend and has some to acquire on esoteric significance with the elite, particularly with Vaishnavas who solemnly observe the day as the Birthday of Chaitanya.