Fab Feb-stival! Check Out These Amazing Festivals Happening In February In India

by Tooba Shaikh 199

February is about to arrive and it is bringing a number of festivals along. Many festivals are happening during the month of February, so you know it will be filled with fun outings with friends. Whether you’re a music lover, dance enthusiast, or shopaholic who likes collecting unique handicrafts, these festivals will cater to all your needs. All you have to do is get there and have the time of your life. Here are 6 festivals happening all over the country that you must absolutely visit!

1. Itkhori Mahotsav

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Itkhori Mahotsav is a yearly festival held inside the premises of the famous Bhadrakali Temple. It is celebrated with the motive of uniting different religious traditions and is a beautiful merging of the three most famous religious traditions in India, Buddhism, Jainism, and Hinduism. The festival goes on for two full months and has free entry for all.

Where: Chatra, Jharkhand

When: 1st Feb to 31st March, All Day

Cost: Free

2. Surajkund International Crafts Mela


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India has a rich tradition of craftsmanship and this is a confluence of all those traditions. The mela exhibits the diversity of traditional creativity in India. It is a platform for tribal and local craftsmen to showcase their beautiful handicrafts. This festival is also held annually and goes on for about two weeks.

Where: Faridabad, Haryana

When: 1st to 17th Feb, 9:30 AM to 8:30 PM

Cost: ₹180 per head.

3. Kalaghoda Arts Festival


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One of the most iconic art festivals in Mumbai, Kala Ghoda is easily the best place to visit if you’re looking to have a fun-filled day out with your friends. The festival features a number of artworks made out of a variety of materials. Sometimes, you can even walk inside a particular art piece. The annual festival also features a number of shops selling unique handmade handicrafts.

Where: Mumbai, Maharashtra

When: 3rd to 10th Feb, All Day

Cost: Free

Also Read: Lucknow Is Hosting The 14th Edition Of The Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival; Here’s All You Need To Know About It!

4. Desert Festival


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This beautiful festival brings life to the sandy dunes of the Jaisalmer deserts. It features the rich Rajasthani traditions of storytelling, music, and dance. You get to witness people in colourful costumes narrating folktales through song and dance. It also features a number of acrobatic and puppeteering acts along with camel-related sports like camel polo and camel racing.

Where: Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

When: 3rd to 5th Feb, 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Cost: Free

5. Mahindra Roots Festival

If you’re a music enthusiast who loves to groove to all kinds of folk music, this event is for you. From Sufi music to Abhangas and Baul music, you can have a taste of them all. With rich cultural tunes and eclectic music, this festival will provide you with a soulful experience.

Where: Mumbai, Maharashtra

When: 24th to 26th Feb

Cost: ₹499 per person

6. Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival

This is a much-anticipated event in Lucknow. It vows to celebrate the rich cultural history and heritage of the place while keeping its present splendour in mind. Each year, it focuses on a theme and this year, it is ‘Raqs-o-mausiqi’ which means music and dance. Featuring mind-blowing performances by uber-talented artists, this festival is one to remember.

Where: Lucknow, UP

When: 3rd to 7th February

Cost: ₹40 per head

Also Read: Mumbaiwalo, Mahindra Roots Is Here With A 3-Day Cultural Festival. Here’s All You Need To Know!

Which of these festivals are you planning on attending? Let us know in the comments below!

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