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Book early during Festivals India is a country of festivals. Different festivals are rejoiced in different states. Delhites also celebrate various religious and national festivals fun and vitality.

Delhi's festival calendar starts with Republic day, which is celebrated on 26th January every year. On this day, relays of grand parade of different regiments of Indian Army, Navy and Air force march in formation from Rajpath to the Red Fort.The President of India, Chief commander of the Indian Armed Forces, takes the salute. The parade is followed by spectacular fly passed by the Squadrons of Indian Armed forces. Vir Chakras are given to the soldiers or their family members. At last, a beuatiful display of folk dances are performed by the children form different schools.

Maha Shivratri is a famous Hindu festival, which fall on 13th night/14th day in the krishna Paksha in the month of Maagha or Phalgunaas per Hindu Calender. The festival is celebrated by offerings Bilva leaves and Panchamrit to shivalinga.
Holi is a colourful festival, which marks the onset of spring. People enjoys by throwing water and sprinkling colours, gulal on each other. Holi generally falls in the month of March.

Krishna Janmashthami is another major day in Indian Calendar. The day is celebrated to mark the birthday of Lord Krishna.

In the month of August, 15th August is celebrated as Independence Day. On this day, the PrimeIndependence Day Minister hoists the National Flag at the Red Fort. The Prime delivers a televised speech regarding the achievements of his government during the past year. In the speech important issues are raised and a call for further development. The Prime Minister also pays his tribute to leaders of the freedom struggle.

On 2nd October every year Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated all over India. National holiday is observed on this day.
People pay tribute to the father of nation by Dusshera or Vijay Dhasmi is celebrated in Delhi very great enthusiasm and happiness.It is believed that on this day, Lord Rama killed Ravana. To celebrate the occasion effigies of Ravana, Kumbakarna and Meghnatha are set on fire. Prior to Dushhera, Ramlilas take place for 10 days.

After 20 days of Dusherra, Diwali is celebrated in Delhi and various other parts of India. Diwali isDiwali another important festival of hindus which is celebrated in delhi with joy and energy. On the eve of Diwali, people light diyas, candles and use various things to make their house look beautiful. All the members of the family worship Goddess Lakshmi(Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity) and Children burst crackers.

At the end of the year,i.e. on 25th December every year Christmas is celebrated by the people of DelChristmashi. On the eve of Chirstmas, People decorate Christmas tree and Santa Claus distribute gifts among the children.
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