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15.08.2004
Independence Day
Marks the anniversary of Independence in 1947 and is celebrated with due solemnity. The national flag is hoisted and the occasion marked as a day of dedication.

19.08.2004 - 20.08.2004
Teej Fair, Jaipur

30.08.2004 - 28.09.2004
Gogamedi Fair
Gogameri (Ganganagar)

131.08.2004 - 01.09.2004
Kajli Teej
Bundi

07.09.2004
Janmashtami
The birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, the incarnation of Vishnu and the author of the Bhagavad Gita (Song Celestial), is observed all over. It is celebrated with special geity at Mathura and Brindavan where Lord Krishna spent his childhood. Night-long prayers are offered and religious hymns are sung in temples. Scenes are enacted from Lord Krishna's early life.

18.09.2004 - 27.10.2004
Ganesh Chaturthi (Ganesh Festival)
Bundi

22.09.2004 - 23.09.2004
Ramdeora Fair
Pokran (Jaisalmer)

02.10.2004
Mahathma Gandhi Birthday
Gandhi Jayanti the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation. Special prayers are offered at the Gandhi Samadhi at Rajghat, Delhi and celebrations are held all over the country.

 
20.10.2004 - 22.10.2004
Dussehra Festival
Kota
Dussehra and Durga Puja: Among the most popular of all festivals, it symbolises the triumph of good over evil. Every region observes this 10-day festival in a special way. In the North, 'Ram Lila' recitations and music recall the life of the legendary hero, Rama. Large fire cracker--stuffed effigies of Ravana, symbolising evil, explode to the cheers of thousands of spectators. In Kulu against the backdrop of snow-covered mountains, villagers dressed in their colourful best assemble to take out processions of local deities accompanied by music on pipes and drums. In Karnataka, Dussehra is celebrated with magnificent pomp and pageantry. In Bengal and the East, it is called 'Durga Puja'. Images of Goddess Durga are worshipped for four days and, on the last day, taken out in a procession and immersed in a river or the sea.

26.10.2004 - 27.10.2004
Marwar Festival
Jodhpur

12.11.2004
Diwali
The festival of lights is one of the most beautiful of Indian festivals. It comes 21 days after Dussehra and celebrates the return of Rama to Ayodhya after his 14-year exile. Countless flickering oil lamps and lights are lit in houses all over the country making it a night of enchantment. Worship of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, and fireworks and festivities are an essential part of the occasion.

15.11.2004
Idu’l Fitr
Celebrates the end of Ramzan, the Muslim month of fasting. It is an occasion of feasting and rejoicing. The faithful gather in mosques to pray; friends and relatives meet to exchange greetings.

18.11.2004 - 26.11.2004
Pushkar Fair
Pushkar (Ajmer)

22.11.2004 - 01.12.2004
Kolayat Fair
Kolayat (Bikaner)

25.11.2004 - 27.11.2004
Chandrabhaga Fair
Jhalawar

26.11.2004
Guru Nanak’s Birthday
Guru Nanak Jayanti: Also known as 'Gurupurab', it is the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak who founded the Sikh faith. For two days and nights preceding the festival, the 'Granth Sahib' (Holy Book) is read and on the day of the festival, taken out in a grand procession. The celebrations at Amritsar are especially impressive.

25.12.2004
Christmas Day
Celebrated by Christians and non-Christians alike with special enthusiasm. The bigger cities like Delhi, Bombay and Calcutta wear a festive look as Christmas bazaars and festivities are organised

29.12.2004 - 31.12.2004
Winter Festival
Mount Abu

24.01.2005 - 25.01.2005
Camel Festival
Bikaner

02.02.2005 - 04.02.2005
Brij Festival
Bharatpur

11.02.2005 - 13.02.2005
Alwar Festival
Alwar

15.02.2005 - 18.02.2005
Nagaur Cattle Fair
Nagaur

19.02.2005 - 23.02.2005
Baneshwar Fair
Baneshwar (Hanumangarh)

21.02.2005 - 23.02.2005
Desert Festival
Jaisalmer

25.03.2005
Elephant Festival
Jaipur

01.04.2005
Shitla Ashtmi
Chaksu (Jaipur)

06.04.2005
Mewar Festival
Udaipur

11.04.2005 - 12.04.2005
Keladevi Fair
Karauli

11.04.2005 - 12.04.2005
Gangaur Fair
Jaipur

18.04.2005 - 24.04.2005
Mahaveerji Fair
Mahaveerji

21.05.2005 - 23.05.2005
Summer Festival
Mount Abu