Events & Festivals:

• January 26 – Republic Day. Honouring the Constitution of India coming into effect in 1950. This is a national holiday and there are parades and various cultural events throughout the country
• March – Holi, the ‘Festival of Colours’, nationwide. Celebrated with riotous displays of fun and laughter.
• October/November – Diwali, the ‘Festival of Lights’, nationwide. Earthen lamps or candles are lit all over India and people exchange gifts.