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The city of Ghaziabad although an industrial city has many attractions. Since the city is very rich in culture and heritage there are many fairs and festival attractions constantly being held. Most of these festivals are considered to be of Hindu origin. Important features of many of Ghaziabad’s festivals consists of feasting and fasting and is celebrated much in the same manner as other places. There are even important festivals of the Sikhs which is held on the birthday of their gurus named Nanak, Bovind Singh, Lorhi, and Baishaki. Mourning muslim festivals called Barawfat, Shab-e-Barat, Id-ul-Fitr, and Muharram is even observed to be celebrated in the city of Ghaziabad. There is also huge bathing festival observed in Ghaziabad where people bath in Ganga and then attend a great fair at Garhmukteshwar.

There are seven major festivals celebrated in Ghaziabad each year. The main seven festival attraction celebrated in Ghaziabad is the Ram Navami, Naga Panchami, Janamastmi, Dasahra, Dipavali, Shivratri, and the Holi. The festival Ram Navami is held to celebrate the birthday of Lord Rama with temples decorated and very beautifully illuminated at night. The Ramayana is recited and people flock to listen and admire the lights. The Naga Panchami is celebrated for the serpent gods. Music, song, and dance takes place in this festival. Janamastimi is to celebrate the birthday of Lord Krishna and the eating of prasad takes place this event attracts nearly 50,000 people. The Dashara is celebrated to commemorate the victory of Rama over Ravana and it held as a big fair in Ghaziabad. The Dipavali is considered as the festival of lights and people feast. The Shivratri is celebrated in recognition of Lord Shiva’s birth extravagant decorations and vigils are held. The Holi is the last festival of the year. It consists of singing, bonfires, and the tossing of colored powder in water. A truly beautiful event among many attractions the city of Ghaziabad has.


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