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Kite Festival This is held in January and is organized at Shilparamam and some other parts of the city. There are many sporting kite flyers around to take the challenge. Various sizes of kites are on display from palm-sized ones to huge kites as big as a bus. If you are visiting with kids, buy a kite and let them join in.

Sankranti or Makara Sankranti  is the main harvest festival in Andhra Pradesh and is celebrated by the name of 'Pongal' in other parts of South India. The word Pongal derives its name from 'Pongali', a sweet preparation made from freshly harvested rice and is celebrated over three days.

Deccan Festival highlights Hyderabad's arts, crafts, culture and cuisine and also includes a Pearls and Bangles fair not to be missed. Cultural programs, food stalls arts and craft shops etc offer interesting adventures for new comers and visitors worth sampling.

Sivratri is one of the pre-historic festivals celebrated all over India. It is a religious festival devoted to Lord Shiva, the Destroyer. The devotees dedicate the entire day to the worship of Lord Shiva. During the night people remain awake, go to the temple and listen to the Vedic recitals and their meanings.

Bakrid is also known as Id-ul-Zuha and is the festival of sacrifice. After Ramadhan, it is the one festival, which Muslims around the globe celebrate with religious fervour and gaiety. Bakrid falls on the last month of the Islamic calendar. Bakrid, coincides with the Haj pilgrimage at Mecca, where Muslims from all over the world congregate annually. In Hyderabad, Bakrid is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm and religious fervour and temporary markets spring up along the roadsides where thousands of goats are brought for sale which for those interested creates a great photo opportunity.

Moharrum is celebrated in Hyderabad and is as popular as Dasara in Mysore and is a religious festival. On this day of mourning, Muslims commemorates the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed. Tazias, gorgeous replicas of the martyr's tomb are carried in procession through the streets, and men beat their chests and wail as an expression of grief and distress.

Ugadi This local New Year comes soon after the celebration of 'holy' Spring is considered as the first season of this native New Year of Andra.

Vinayak Chaturthi is the day when Lord Ganesh or Vinayak was born (created) is celebrated as Vinayak Chaturthi. The day is celebrated with devotion and enthusiasm throughout the country. Every year the largest Ganesh idol is installed at Khairatabad in Hyderabad that is taller than thirty feet. On the 11th day of celebration, processions converge at Hussain Sager Lake. The ten-day Ganesh festival concludes with the immersion of Ganesh idols in the lake.

Ramadhan (Ramzan) Held is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar. Muslims fast the whole month and at the end of it they celeberate the Ramadhan with joy. Fasting occurs from sunrise to sunset during this month and it is a time of intense worship. The real Ramadhan action is seen in the Charminar area. As one wades through the crowds one comes across rows of well lit and  decorated shops, eye-catching banners and traditional food stuffs being sold (after sunset). The activity picks up around dusk, goes on brisk, and uninterrupted well into late hours of the evening and are worth joining in on.

Diwali The festival of light is celebrated in Andra Pradesh together with other areas throughout the country. It is a festival that revolves around Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. During the festival the whole country explodes into colour and noise and makes for some great entertainment worth seeing and experiencing.

Lumbini Festival is organized to celebrate the Buddhist Heritage of Andra Pradesh. The festival is celebrated in Nagarjunasagar and Hyderabad for three days and is interesting to see or experience.


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