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Andhra Pradesh Fairs & Festivals

Andhra Pradesh is a calendar of one long procession of festivals. Festivities here are characterised by colour, gaiety, enthusiasm, feasts and a variety of prayers and rituals. Travellers and tourists are struck by the scale and multiplicity of the festivities that populate the cultural scene of this land. The state is famous for celebrating festival of every region and religion with equal pomp and gaiety. Be it the age old traditional hindu festivals or the muslim festivity of brotherhood or Christmas. The diversity of the state is manifested in its people, languages, religions and cultures.

Deccan Festival / Hyderabad Festival Hyderabad Festival, Andhra Pradesh Tour Packages
This festival brings the choicest talent from the field of Music, Dance and Theatre. Ghazals, Mushairas, Qawwalis, Classical dances and Music.

Lumbini Festival
Lumbini festival is organized from the 2nd Friday to Sunday of December every year at Hyderabad and Nagarjunasagar to highlight.

Visaka Utsav
'Visakha Utsav' is organised by A.P. Tourism every year from the third Friday to Sunday of January. The Visakha Utsav is organised to bring together a kaleidoscope of brilliant hues.

Makara Sakranti
SANKRANTI is an important festival for Telugus and people in rural Andhra look forward to this harvest festival, which has different attractions for different people. With crops harvested people have both money and leisure to make merry with. Mahasivarathri, Andhra Pradesh Tour Packages

Mahasivarathri means the great night of Siva. It is believed that Lord Siva was born in the form of a lingam on the night of Krishna Chaturdasi.

Ugadi is the Telugu New Year day. It is specially associated with Pacchadi (chutney) in telugu. The chutney is prepared with tender flowers of neem, jaggery or sugar & new tamarind. The whole family has to eat the chutney.

Vinayaka Chaturthi / Ganesh Chaturthi
Ganesha Chaturthi is one of the most popular Hindu festivals. This is the birthday of Lord Ganesha. It is the day most sacred to Lord Ganesha and falls on the 4th day of the bright fortnight of 'Bhadrapada' (August - September). Pongal, Andhra Pradesh Travel Guide

Pongal, a harvest festival, is celebrated from the 13th to the 15th of January. Pongal literally means "boiling over" and celebrates the bounteous crops in the fields. Pongal was originally a festival for the farming community, but today it has become one of South India's most popular festivals.