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Posted on: Friday , Aug 01, 2008 At 08:17 AM

Festivals For August 2008

Here is a list of festivals scheduled for August 2008, which can help you to make travel plans for the month.

1. Teej. This is one of the major festivals celebrated all over Rajasthan, and falls during 4th to 5th August. According to Rajasthan Tourism - "Teej is one of the most widely celebrated festivals of Rajasthan. Swings, traditional songs and dancing are the unique features of Teej celebrations in Rajasthan. Women perform traditional folk dance dressed in green colored clothes and sing beautiful Teej songs while enjoying their sway on swings bedecked with flowers." Read more.

2. Nehru Trophy Boat Race. This is the snake boat race - one of the most famous annual events of Kerala, held on second Saturday of August every year in Alappuzha. Their official website says - "The Nehru Trophy Boat Race on the Punnamda Lake, near Alappuzha, held on the second Saturday of August every year, is the most competitive and popular of the boat races... The major attraction of the boat race is the competition of snake boats chundanvallams or snake boats" Find out more.

3. Independence Day. Celebrated countrywide, Independence Day needs no introductions, and celebrations in Delhi are well known. You can see some videos of last years celebrations here

4. Janmashtami. This year's Krishna Janmashtami is on 24th August. The places to look out for celebrations - Mumbai, where groups of young men participate in pot breaking competitions, and in Mathura and Vrindavan.

 

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