11 May 2017 | By Marieke |
India is not only famous for its monuments but also for its festivals.
« Baisakhi » in the city of Amritsar
During your trip in Inde, begin with Amritsar, one of the most interesting cities. One of the most important days of the year is Baisakhi, generally on April 13rd or 14th. Often called Vaisakhi, this event celebrated the harvest. People take baths in the sacred river and pray before eating together. During this event you will see traditional dances and hear traditional songs.
Thrissur is the perfect destination to discover the ‘pooram’. It happens in the temple of Vadakkunnathan which was dedicated to Shiva.This event is religious.
Many elephants parade in the streets, decorated with bells.
The Tamil Nadu is ideal to see the Pongal, one of the great celebrations of the state. On the first day, old clothes are burnt and people clean their houses. On the second day, women decorate their homes and prepare food. On the third day, the herds of animals are washed and fed. On the last day, all families gather along the rivers to share the same food.