People dressed in striking colors, beautiful girls dancing and singing, children laughing, smiling and enjoying – all this and much more is the hallmark of Jammu fairs and festivals. The festivals of Jammu are of great enjoyment for the locals. People here don’t miss a single chance for fun and frolic. If you want to explore the true beauty of the state then surely experience the excitement of Jammu festivals. It will provide you a glimpse of the “Earth’s Paradise”. During the time of fairs and festivals in Jammu, a spirit of zeal and enthusiasm enlightens the entire state.
Baisakhi is one of the major Jammu festivals. The name “Baisakhi” is derived from the word “Vaisakh”. Vaisakh is the first month according to Hindu calendar. This festival is celebrated on the 13th of April as the beginning of New Year. The day is also thought to be propitious for marriages. It is basically the harvest festival. Fairs and festivals in Jammu are celebrated all across the state of Kashmir. Baisakhi is one such example. On the day of Baisakhi, devotees from all around the state take a ritual dip in the waterbed of their region. This day has great significance to Sikhs.
Lohri is another major local festival of Jammu. It is celebrated to welcome the Spring Season on 13th January every year. “Havans” and other rituals are performed in homes.
Other Jammu festivals include Chaitre Chaudash, Purmandal Mela, Bahu Mela, Jhiri Mela and Mansar Food and Craft Mela.
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