From Ganesh Chaturthi to Ladakh Festival, September brings festivals of cultural, traditional and religious importance. This month’s festivities will range from drinking beer to the large-scale celebration of Ganpati Visarjan.

So prepare yourself for this wonderful September.

September 5: Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi is the Hindu festival dedicated to Lord Ganesha , one of the most revered Gods in the Hindu religion. It involves installing clay idols of the elephant-headed god in public pandals and then worshipping in the large groups. Garish Chaturthi is celebrated all over India but most intensely in Maharashtra and Telangana.

September 5 : Teacher’s Day

September 5 is the day that marks the birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the first Vice-president and second President of India. He was the great believer of education and well-known diplomat. This day is celebrated by students in order to thank their Teacher’s who helped them in their bright career.

September 7- September 17: Galungan Festival

It is the most important festival of Hindus in Bali. This festival is celebrated on the victory of dharma over adharma and honoring the creator of the universe and the spirits of ancestors. The last day of the celebration is Kuningan. The date of this festival is calculated according to the 210-day Balinese calendar.

September 8: International Literacy Day

This year 2016 will be marked as the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day and the theme for this year is “Reading the Past, Writing the Future”. On this day every year, UNESCO reminds the international community of the status of literacy and adult learning globally.

September 12: Eid Al Adha / Bakr-Id

Id-ul-Zuha (Bakr-Id), which is also known as Eid al-Adha or Id-ul-Adha is the Muslim Festival. This festival is celebrated because of Ibrahim’s sacrifice to Allah. Muslims believes that it is Alla who commanded Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ishmael and just before he made the sacrifice, Ishmael turned into sheep. So every year on this festival people used to sacrifice  a goat and celebrate it with a communal meal, new clothes, gifts, and greetings.

September 14: Onam

Onam is one of the biggest festivals of Kerala. It is a 10-days festival celebrated in the month of Chingam month of the Malayalam Solar Calendar. People celebrated this traditional festival with Vallam Kali- The boat race, Pookkalam- the drawing floral carpets and Pulikkali- tiger dance and so on.

September 17- October 3 : Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is a 16 or 18-day festival of beer drinking celebrated annually in Bravaria, Germany. Thousands of litres of beer is served every year along with traditional food like Hendl (roast chicken), Schweinebraten (roast pork), Schweinshaxe (grilled ham hock), Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on a stick) and Wurstl (sausages).

September 20- 26: Ladakh Festival

This festival is celebrated every year to promote tourism and to propagate the rich cultural heritage of the area. This festival includes singing traditional music, dancing, wearing colorful traditional dresses. The festival starts from Leh on a huge scale and ends at the Polo ground. It is 6-day festival celebrated with great zeal.

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