Fair and festivals are integral parts of socio-cultural milieu of a region. These things infuse a sense of togetherness among people and strengthen their social bonding. Known for never-ending celebration, the Indian capital is not behind when there is an occasion like this. Fairs and festivals in Delhi vividly showcase the cultural and social features of city. But as it is said, the city combines past and present so its fairs and festivals give a reflection of the way of life in the city. Some of the fairs and festivals observed in the city are as follows:
The festival of Lohri observed in the months of January triggers the festive season in Delhi. Celebrated during cold winters of Delhi festival is celebrated with great fun and fervor. The celebrations include singing and dancing.
This festival is observed Makar Sankranti, one of the sacred dates in Hindu calendar.
It is the day when Indian constitution came into effect. The day is observed by Indian president’s address to the nation and followed by magnificent military parades showing might of Indian forces assuring that nation and its people are in safe hands and army is efficient enough to safeguard them in the time of external invasion. As it is our national festival it is broadcasted on national TV channel so that the whole country can see this festivals.
India International Trade Fair (IITF)
'The India International Trade Fair' (IITF) is held every year in Pragati Maidan. This fair offers an excellent platform to industries and businesses to show their products so that they can forge a bond with potential consumers.
This fair is held to promote the arts and craft of the every Indian state so that the art of all the regions can get better platform.
The fair acquaints potential user to latest technological innovations and at the same time carve out a market for the said product.
The Automobile Expo
This EXPO held every year in Pragati Maidan showcases the latest innovation in the field automobiles.
This fair held every year in Pragati Maidan showcases the latest publications. This more than a week fair is marked by various meeting and conferences, where the readers can come face to face with the writers.
These fair and festivals in Delhi add momentum to the monotonous way of life in the city.