Festival Tourism

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A festival is an event, usually and ordinarily staged by a local community, which centers on and celebrates some unique aspect of that community and the Festival.


Function Festivals, of many types, serve to meet specific needs, as well as to provide entertainment. These times of celebration offer a sense of belonging for religious, social, or geographical groups. Modern festivals that focus on cultural or ethnic topics seek to inform members of their traditions. In past times, festivals were times when the elderly shared stories and traprovided a means for unity among families and for people to find mates. Select anniversaries have annual festivals to commemorate previous significant occurrences.

Types of festivals:

Types of festivals There are numerous types of festivals in the world. Though many have religious origins, others involve seasonal change or have some cultural significance. Also, certain institutions celebrate their own festival (often called "fests") to mark some significant occasions in their history. These occasions could be the day these institutions were founded or any other event which they decide to commemorate periodically, usually annually.

Festivals of India:

Festivals of India India is the land of fun and frolic. The Indians celebrate the various festivals to the extent that there are more number of festivals in a year than the total number of days. The rites and the rituals followed by the Indians, the enthusiasm and faith that are constant features add to the charm of the festivals. The major Festivals are;


Diwali Most well known Festival of lights Symbolized victory over evil Lamps are lit for hope for mankind, new beginning and positive qualities one should have. Celebrated for five days in the month of Oct/Nov

Makar Sankranti (Kite Festival):

Makar Sankranti (Kite Festival) mid-winter Hindu festival Hindu New Year festival is celebrated by taking dips in the Ganges River dip is said to purify the self celebrated for 3 days and is more of a cultural festival


Holi Celebrated on the day after the full moon in early March Festival to celebrate good harvest Spring festival Also called the “Festival of Colors” Day one = bonfire is lit at night Day two = people go around and throw colored powder and water at each other End with a feasts at a friends house in the evening

Ram Navami:

Ram Navami ninth day of the Hindu Lunar year (March) birthday of Rama Starts off with prey to the Sun perform Kalyanotsavam (marriage celebration) for images of Rama and Sita end of the day the Rama is taken to a procession on the street Hindus are supposed to fast Temples are decorated and readings of the Ramayana take place

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Lakshman , Rama, Sita

Raksha Bandhan:

Raksha Bandhan Raksha = protection Bandhan = lasting bond celebrates the relationship between brothers and sisters Thread-tying ceremony (rakhi) sister recognizes the bond between them brother vows to look after her Feed each other sweets

Krishna Janmashtami:

Krishna Janmashtami Celebration of the birth of Lord Krishna 2007 in Sept 3 rd and 4th Celebrated differently in North and South In south begin the festival by fasting on the previous day followed by a night-long vigil commemorating the birth At midnight, the deity of the infant Krishna is bathed, placed in a cradle and worshipped the early morning, ladies draw patterns of little children's feet outside the house with rice-flour paste, walking towards the house .

Ganesha Festival:

Ganesha Festival Annual festival in honor of Ganesh Elephant headed deity Remover of obstacles celebrated for 5, 7, 9, 11 days etc Day 1 = idol placed on platform and decorated For ten days Ganesh is worshipped Ends when the idol of Ganesh is immersed into the most convenient body of water Most popular in Mumbi.


Navratri Nine days of dance 10 days during Sept-Oct Honor supreme mother goddess – Durga Symbolizes good over evil Celebrated differently throughout India Usually with song, dance and merriment

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Pots which will contain a lamp for the festival in Western India Colorful dancing

Karaga Festival:

Karaga Festival Karaga (ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಕರಗ) is one of the oldest festivals celebrated in the heart of Bengaluru. Bengaluru Karaga is primarily a well-known tradition of Thigala community in southern Karnataka. The Karaga festival is generally led by the men of the community. There is a legend which gives them this privilege. Thigalas believe that in the last part of the Mahabharatha, when the Pandavas were shown a glimpse of hell, one last Asura (Demon) called Tripurasura was still alive. At this time, Draupadi, the Pandava's wife, took the form of Shakthi devi. She created a huge army of soldiers called the Veerakumaras. After defeating the Asura, the soldiers asked Shakthi Devi to stay back with them. Though she had to go back, she promised them that she would come to stay with them every year during the first full moon of the first month of the Hindu calendar. Thigalas believe that they belong to this community of soldiers.

Role of festivals in promoting tourism:

Role of festivals in promoting tourism Today, tourism is considered as a source of income in some countries. Therefore, it is necessary to promote it well so as to make it more profitable. However, there are many ways of tourism promotion and one of them is by organizing festivals . Festivals act as a hook to attract tourists and to increase their average spending and length of stay. This can be achieved by using historical and cultural themes. festivals contribute to the cultural and economic development of a country ; that is to say, festivals help to develop the pride and identity of the local people, and also to share their culture with others.

Role of festivals in promoting tourism:

Festivals provide tourists with the opportunity to see how the local communities celebrate their culture and how this affects the community development. It also helps the visitors to interact with the host community and help people enjoy and meet their leisure needs. The cities that hold this kind of festivals certainly will flourish in terms of infrastructure and employment. Besides, many other sectors will benefit from these festivals, especially the services that are related to tourism accommodation, restaurants, transportation, and so on. Role of festivals in promoting tourism


CONCLUSUION festivals have a number of benefits, they also have some negative aspects on the host community. Firstly; a problem that a host community may face is the influx of people which makes the host community unable to cope with that. The places where popular festivals celebrated becomes very crowded, polluted as well as noisy. Because of the lack of infrastructure in this city, there is a traffic congestion and also a high rate of crimes including theft. However, the idea of organising festivals in order to promote tourism is a brilliant idea. Therefore, the government or the responsible committees must do something to improve the quality of these festivals or any cultural events. festivals are really effective in attracting first time as well as repeat visitors. However, the government should give more importance to this kind of promotion.


References www.google.com Wikipedia www.fesivalsofindia.org

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