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Festivals in April 2022: 10 Popular Indian Festivals That You Shouldn’t Miss

So, whether you want to soak in the culture of India or see one-of-a-kind events showcasing exceptional experiences, make sure to attend one of these April festivals in India and have a blast!

Chintu Das
Bihu Festival
Bihu Festival

The harvest season has already arrived, and spring greenery spawns the growing greenery all around. In April, people all around the country are busy celebrating festivals commemorating the harvest season and events commemorating flower blossoming. While the people participating in these festivities exude a huge amount of enthusiasm, they also pay homage to the region's centuries-old customs.

So, whether you want to soak in the culture of India or see one-of-a-kind events showcasing exceptional experiences, make sure to attend one of these April festivals in India and have a blast!

April Has 10 of India's Most Popular Festivals

  • Tulip Festival, Kashmir
  • Baisakhi, Punjab
  • Bihu, Assam
  • Shad Suk Mynsiem, Meghalaya
  • Aoling Festival, Nagaland
  • Chithirai Festival, Tamil Nadu
  • Ooty Mariamman Temple Festival And Coonoor Mariamman Temple Festival, Tamil Nadu
  • Kadammanitta Padayani, Kerala
  • Mopin Festival, Arunachal Pradesh
  • Easter, Across India

Tulip Festival, Kashmir

During the month of April, you must visit the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden. The park, which overlooks Dal Lake in Srinagar and is home to Asia's largest Tulip Flower Show, is located in the foothills of the Zabarwan range. This area of the Kashmir valley is painted in practically every hue of the rainbow during this time. Make a point of spotting all of the brightly coloured Tulips. This is one among India's most celebrated April festivals.

Baisakhi, Punjab

Baisakhi, which is largely celebrated in Amritsar, Punjab, is one of the most popular Hindu festivals in India in April 2022. Baisakhi is observed on the first day of the Nanakshahi calendar. Every year, the Baisakhi celebration falls in the month of Baisakh, which is also the harvest season for the Rabi crop. The sun's arrival into Mesh Rashi is the archaeological importance of Baisakhi.

Baisakhi's highlights include the harvest of the Rabi crop, music, and traditional dancing.

The date for Baisakhi in 2022 is April 14th.

Bihu, Assam

Harvest season has arrived in most regions of India, and Assam, like the rest of the country, is celebrating all of the hard work that has gone into the crops. Bihu, one of the most significant April festivals, is marked by a variety of festivities being celebrated, as well as individuals sitting together to reap the results of their hard labour!

Bihu's highlights include: Dance and music performances, bullfights, bird fights, and the lighting of Mijis (temporary pavilions built of wood, bamboo, and hay) are all part of the festivities.

Dates for Bihu 2022: 14-16 April

Shad Suk Mynsiem, Meghalaya

In Meghalaya, the Shad Suk Mynsiem is observed. The Khasi men and women prefer to celebrate harvest season in their own unique way, just like the rest of India does. In this part of northeast India, it's also known as the Thanksgiving Dance Festival.

Shad Suk Mynsiem Festival Highlights: Weiking ground hosts a dance and music performance.

The Shad Suk Mynsiem Festival will take place from April 10th to 11th, 2022.

Aoling Festival, Nagaland

Aoling is the celebration of the ferocious Konyak Tribes — Nagaland's headhunter tribes – which takes place in April in the Mon region of Nagaland in North East India. They currently spend the most of their time working in agriculture, drinking alcohol, using opium, and occasionally hunting. Every year, they celebrate to commemorate the start of the spring holiday.

Highlights of the Aoling Festival include regional dance and activities performed by Konyak men and women.

Aoling Festival 2022 will take place from April 1 to April 10, 2022.

Chithirai Festival, Tamil Nadu

Chithirai Festival, one of the religious festivals observed in South India in April, lasts approximately two weeks! Lord Shiva (Sundareswarar) and Goddess Meenakshi (Lord Vishnu's sister) married at the event. Throughout the event, there are several processions, beginning with the flag hoisting ceremony. The celebrations go to Kallazhagar Temple in Alagar Hills near Madurai after the holy couple's wedding.

Highlights of the Chithirai Festival include the goddess Meenakshi's coronation and procession, the procession of temple chariots, Shiva and Meenakshi's heavenly wedding, and Lord Kallazhagar's entrance into the River Vaigai.

Chithirai Festival 2022 will take place from May 3rd to May 19th, 2022.

Ooty Mariamman Temple Festival And Coonoor Mariamman Temple Festival, Tamil Nadu

This festival honours Mother Durga, who represents three powers known as Itcha Sakti, Gnana Sakti, and Kriya Sakti, and is held in the Mariamman Temples in Ooty and Coonoor. Processions are held around Ooty and Coonoor to help coordinate the celebrations.

Highlights of the Ooty Mariamman Temple 2022 Festival: Goddess Mariamman's Procession

Dates for the Ooty Mariamman Temple Festival in 2022 will be revealed later.

Kadammanitta Padayani, Kerala

This week-long event in Kerala is held on the first day of the month of Medam, according to the Malayalam calendar, when the sun is thought to be in the constellation of Aries, according to the western calendar.

Kadammanitta Padayani's highlights include a magnificent exhibition of abilities, décor, customs, and colour.

Dates for Kadammanitta Padayani 2022: April 2022

Mopin Festival, Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh's Mopin Festival is another beautiful festival that allows you to have a great time while enjoying the stunning scenery of North-East India. It is a harvest festival observed by the inhabitants of Along, Basar, and Bame, and it is said by the locals to keep evil spirits at bay.

Highlights of the Mopin Festival include seeing villagers perform the folklore dance 'popir.' Don't forget to try the Apong rice wine, which is produced locally.

Dates for the Mopin Festival in 2022: April 5th

Easter, Across India

Easter is observed all throughout the country as the day of Jesus Christ's resurrection. It is the day on which Jesus was risen from the dead, and it is thought that by his death, burial, and resurrection, he paid the penalty for the sins of others.

Easter Highlights: Participate in this big celebration by visiting any of India's prominent churches.

Dates for Easter in 2022: April 17th

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