Indian festivals to attend in June!
Nothing is better than visiting a place when it’s buzzing with activity and festivities. India’s religious festivals are delightful, sure; but India’s cultural fests are amazing, too! Once you get involved in the infectious cheer of these events, it’s hard to get down from the high! There are tons of cultural festivals and arty events in India that can be compared to the best of those abroad. Here we will check out the 4 Indian festivals to attend in June!
Shimla Summer Festival
Held annually in the snowy city, the Shimla Summer Festival is a time when folks come together and spend a few days frolicking and making merry. But this is not all; this festival also brings forth the artistic lot who perform song, dance and other arts to exhibit their talent and entertain the crowd. This festival features dynamic sports events, gorgeous flower shows, photography and poster making competitions, fashion shows and even some friendly competitions for the little ones. People dress up in their traditional folk attire and flaunt the beautiful culture of spectacular Shimla.
When: June 1-9, 2015
Dharamsala Film Festival
Make your much-awaited Dharamsala trip more exciting and worthwhile by attending the Dharamsala Film Festival this year. This beautifully planned and executed festival is a way to celebrate consciousness and creativity in film. This film festival is all about showcasing the best independent films from around the world to the locals and tourists as a way of encouraging film makers worldwide. This year, films that specifically focus on women empowerment and the divine feminine will be included in the festival.
When: June 11-13, 2015
Sao Joao Feast of St John the Baptist
One of the most famous fests in Goa is Sao Joao, the feast of St John the Baptist celebrated on the 24th of June. This frivolous festival involves young men jumping into wells to retrieve gifts thrown in by the villagers. Gifts thrown into wells include the local feni, and apart from this there are a lot of song and dance performances and boat races as well. This festival flaunts a carnival like ambience wherein people several villages come together and celebrate this colourful festival with great gusto.
When: June 24
Last in the list of Indian festivals to attend in June, this two day festival is a celebration of the birth of Guru Padmasambhava who founded Tantric Buddhism in Tibet. The Hemis Festival is celebrated at the Hemis Monastery in Leh, and is a vision in beautiful colours, grand masks and booming music. The masked dances performed by the lamas signify the victory of good over evil and are a poignant sight to behold. Indulge in the musical high of cymbals, drums and trumpets and delight in the wonder that is the Hemis Festival.
When: June 26-27, 2015
The only thing you have to do now is get inspired by this list of Indian festivals to attend in June and start planning your holiday! So, where are you going this summer?