Festivals in Andaman and nicobar islands

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Andaman and Nicobar Festivals are famous all across the country. The islands are the union territory of India which is located in Indian Ocean and it comprises of 2 islands, Andaman Island and Nicobar Island. These islands and the Andaman Sea are separated from the Indian Ocean. Andaman and Nicobar Islands festivals are very interesting and they attract a number of people from different countries.

The festivals are celebrated on the mainland. The people of Andaman and Nicobar islands are very attracted towards culture. It is also known as “mini India”. They have the multicultural environment so these festivals are celebrated with great zeal.

Durga Puja

The people of Andaman and Nicobar islands worship and welcome the Goddess Durga.

Janmashtami

It is the Festival of Lord Krishna which is celebrated for the birth of Lord Krishna. People sing some devotional songs and hymns in devotion to Lord Krishna. Devotees paint their house and light them with flowers. They act the play of Raas Leela or the life of god. People keep fast till night and then completely vegetarian food is served among the devotees.

Island Tourism Festival

Island tourism festival is a 10-day festival which is full of dances, dramas, acts etc. There are so many exhibitions and art displays with aqua sports and para-sailing. People from other countries can understand the culture of Andaman and Nicobar, languages, customs, beliefs, values, attitudes, and religion during these festival days. This festival is celebrated in the month of December and January by their administration. And the main aim of this festival is to promote the Andaman and Nicobar Islands as good and tourism friendly places.   

Subhash Mela

It is celebrated in the month of January of every year. It is organized for the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. It is a 7-day festival and people attend their functions.

Vivekananda Mela

This festival is organized in the month of January and it is celebrated at the Neil Islands on the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.   

Block Mela

It is also celebrated in the month of January and February at Diglipur every year. It highlights the progress of rural areas and rural life of the people of these islands.

Finally, all Andaman and Nicobar Islands festivals are celebrated not only for enjoyment and to see but they are organized for the souls of human being.

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March 20, 2010 change by nik.singh31

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