September festivals and holidays in 2021 to keep up the joyful spirit.

in Festivals, Hoildays, Indian Vectorsby CreativeHatti on 02/09/2021

September Festivals and Holidays

In our hectic routines September festivals come as bearers of delight. Be it the days of school or going to work the anticipation of upcoming festivals fills you with excitement and we even enjoy counting the days till the holiday arrives. So let’s get counting, here’s a list of festivals in September that are going to make wait eagerly for the fun to commence.

September 1st to 4th, Ladakh Festival

The Ladakh Festival, organized by the Tourism Department with the help of locals, aims to promote tourism and the region’s unique culture. Folk dances, traditional music, Ladakhi food, artisan products, archery competitions, and polo matches are among the cultural events held. Mask dances are one of the september festivals highlights. This event provides an excellent opportunity for travelers to learn about the culture and way of life of the Ladakhi people.

 

September 2nd, Pang Lhabsol

Pang Lhabsol is celebrated in Sikkim, commemorating Mount Kanchenjunga, who is deemed as a guardian deity. The people believe that the mountain deity is responsible for introducing Buddhism to the state and that he has been safeguarding the state from difficult times. To enable their worship, Dzonga, Gonpo, and Dragpo Deshi are created as representations of the festival’s three principal pillars.

 

September 2nd-11th, Chakradhar Samaroh

Chakradhar Samaroh is a week-long classical dance and music event held in Raigarh. This event, named after Chhattisgarh’s King Chakradhar Singh, gathers rare skills of Indian classical dance and music for enthusiasts. Music, dance, and songs are prominent events of Chakradhar Samaroh.

 

September 5th, Teacher’s day

As we all know it’s a day to celebrate our Teachers, Mentors, and people who’ve had a huge influence on our life decisions. Teacher’s day is originally celebrated on the birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan who was a strong supporter of education and the second president of India. On this day people contribute and show gratitude to their teachers through various activities and gifts.

 

September 7th, Neelamperoor Padayani

The annual Neelamperoor Padayani Festival, hosted at the Neelamperoor Palli Bhagavathy Temple, is one of the most vivid spectacles in the entire Alappuzha region. It takes place in the Malayalam month of Chingam and is one of the rarest Padayani presentations in the entire country. Colorful processions are carried, massive effigies of swans and other legendary figures are built, and the air is filled with culture during the festival.

September 8th, Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

The Guru Granth Sahib Parkash Utsav is a regional holiday celebrated in Punjab every year on the 15th day of Bhadon, and the Traditional Punjabi calendar’s sixth month. On this day people celebrate the Guru Granth Sahib which is the holy scripture of Sikhs and contains words spoken by the worshiped Sikh Gurus. The day commemorates the opening ceremony of Guru Granth Sahib at the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

 

September 10th- September 19th, Ganesh Chaturthi and Ganesh Visarjan

Ganesh Chaturthi is a festival where the people in India celebrate the god of luck and good fortune Shri Ganesh. On the day of the festival, a statue of Ganesh is brought home and prayers are sung followed by distributing of Prashad. The festival usually lasts 9 or 10 days and then the statute is immersed in the sea, indicating Shri Ganesh’s return to his home. This ritual is also called Ganesh Visarjan. A large number of people gather in rallies singing and dancing on their way to send off Shri Ganesh.

 

September 11th, Nuakhai

Nuakhai is majorly celebrated in Odisha and nearby places where Odia culture is predominant. The festival is celebrated to welcome the new rice of the season. On this day people make a food called ‘arsaa pithaa’ and gather to celebrate on a specific hour called lagan. The day is to honor agriculture and farmers.

September 11th, Rishi Panchami

Rishi Panchami is celebrated on the fifth day of the Bhadrapad month of the Lunar calendar. The day is celebrated to remember the seven sages also called Sapta Rishi, who contributed to the improvement of society. On this day women fast and take baths in holy rivers to honor and worship the sages.

September 14th, Hindi Diwas

Hindi Day is celebrated to mark the declaration of the Hindi language as the official language of India in 1949. The day is also celebrated to remember the efforts of Beohar Rajendra Simha along with his companions in the adoption of Hindi in the Devanagri script as one of the official languages of India.

September 15th, Engineer’s day

Engineer’s day is celebrated on the birthday of Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, a noted engineer in India and made various contributions to better the nation. He was awarded as ‘Knight’ in 1915 as a commander of the British Indian Empire by King George V. He studied Bachelor of Arts and pursued Civil Engineering and later made contributions in the field regarding the same.

September 16th, Ramdev Jayanti

The holiday is to celebrate the birthday of Ramdev, a Hindu folk deity of Rajasthan. He was believed to be a reincarnation of Lord Krishna and has devoted his life to the upliftment of the poor. On this day, devotees offer to prepare wooden horse toys, dress them in new clothes, offer special meals, and sing prayers to worship him.

September 21st, Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti

Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti is an important public holiday in the state of Kerala. On this day, shrines, as well as roads, are decorated with flowers and dried coconuts as tribute. Prayers are sung to remember the contributions of Narayana Guru to the empowerment of people in Kerala and communal feasts are arranged with special emphasis on the poor and downtrodden to honor his teachings.

September 23rd, Haryana Heroes’ Martyrdom Day

The day is celebrated to respect the heroes who made ultimate sacrifices to defend the state of Haryana. Heroes’ Martyrdom Day is a regional government holiday in Haryana, India on September 23rd each year. This holiday is observed on the death anniversary of Rao Tula Ram, a freedom fighter during India’s first war of independence in 1857.

September 27th, World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day is observed each year on September 27th to raise awareness about the significance of tourism and its effect on our society. The day is also celebrated to spread awareness about global challenges outlined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to mark the efforts the tourism industry can make to achieve sustainable development goals.

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