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The August Festive Calendar Is Out! 6 Events You Can't Afford To Miss

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HolidayIQ travellers list down 6 festivals that you can't afford to miss if you're travelling to these cities in August. Read on

The August Festive Calendar Is Out! 6 Events You Can't Afford To Miss:

  1. Silvassa (Dadra & Nagar Haveli)
  2. Alappuzha (Alleppey) (Kerala)
  3. Delhi
  4. Jaipur (Rajasthan)
  5. Kerala
  6. Velankanni (Tamil Nadu)

1. The Mud Rush


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A one of a kind Adrenaline infused event, The Mud Rush is designed to provide a thrilling experience to its participants. Some of the former participants say it’s not about games and crossing hurdles in a muddy landscape but an experience of a lifetime. A 5km long muddy stretched populated with stacks of hay, barrier walls and a steep slopes. It also has a kickass after party.

When: August 8

Where: Dudhani Lake, Silvassa

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1593 Ratings | 861 Reviews | 22 Sightseeings | 52 Photos

2. Nehru Boat Race


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The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is one of the most important, eventful and colourful boat races in Kerala. Held on the Punnamada Lake in Alappuzha, this popular event draws fans from across the country. The snake boats, known as "chundan valloms", glide along the water in a bid to win the famous Nehru Trophy, cheered by thousands of enthusiasts to make a breath-taking finish. Experience the green backwaters and rivers of this beautiful state, along with a touch of sporty excitement

When: August 8

Where: Punnamada Backwaters, Alappuzha, Kerala

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6346 Ratings | 3884 Reviews | 18 Sightseeings | 586 Photos

3. Independence Day


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Indian Independence Day has one among its highlights, a solemn speech by the Indian Prime Minister from the walls of Delhi's ancient Red Fort. On 15th of august 1947, India gained its independence after centuries of British rule and many years of chaos. The day is much for mourning as celebration, as the end of British rule involved the partition of the country which resulted in mass migration and terrible violence and bloodshed. The 15th day of August is therefore an important and sad day for the whole of India.

When: August 15

Where: Delhi

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15875 Ratings | 9088 Reviews | 1 Sightseeings | 653 Photos

4. Teej Festival


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Celebrate the festival of Teej (or the Swing Festival) in Jaipur city surrounded by forts, palaces, monuments and handicrafts. The pink city welcomes the monsoons with a hue of colour and festivities during the period. Over a period of two days, women dress in ornamental and colourful draping, sit on decorated swings to sing songs in anticipation of rains. The festival, dedicated to Goddess Durga, celebrates her marriage with Lord Shiva.

When: August 17

Where: Jaipur

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33679 Ratings | 19341 Reviews | 272 Sightseeings | 803 Photos

5. Onam


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Onam is the biggest festivals of Kerala. It is a ten day event which turns entire Kerala into a colourful and a noisy place. Every person residing in the state enjoys the ten day festival irrespective of caste, creed or religion. Onam is celebrated to rejoice the era of the great king Mahabali who once ruled Kerala. According to legend, the king comes once in a year to meet the people of his kingdom.

When: August 28

Where: Kerala

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629 Ratings | 505 Reviews | 6733 Photos

6. Velankanni Church Feast


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Our Lady of Good Health also known as Our Lady of Vailankanni, is a celebrated Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary believed to have appeared in Velankanni Town, Tamil Nadu, India. According to traditional beliefs, the Marian apparition is said to have occurred to a young boy delivering milk to the neighbourhood when the Virgin Mary, carrying the child Jesus, is said to have appeared.

HolidayIQ traveller Dominic Nayagam from Bangalore shares, “Worth visiting during the festive season, this is the most beautiful moment, Great place to be during season time.”

When: August 29- September 8

Where: Velankanni, Tamil Nadu

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3511 Ratings | 1767 Reviews | 20 Sightseeings | 93 Photos

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