Fairs and Festivals in Panchkula
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Though, Hindu and Punjabi culture are the most dominant here as the people from these two denominations form the majority of population in the region. The festivals and fairs celebrated in the city clearly depicts the mixed culture of Panchkula, as despite being a part of Haryana which is a largely inhabited by Hindu population, the culture of Punjab also finds respectable place in the city.
Given below is a description of the major fairs and festivals celebrated in the city of Panchkula
Panchkula Fairs and Festivals
Mansa Devi Mela
However, a specific significance associated with the festival of Teej in the state of Haryana is that it marks the coming out of the insect Teej which is very popular in Haryana, for the first showers of the rainy season and its coming out is considered to be auspicious by the people. The festival is of major significance to the ladies and girls who apply henna on their hands, observe fasts and dress up beautifully for the occasion.The festival of teej is one of the most awaited festival in the state of Haryana.
The Punjabi culture is another widely prevalent culture in the city.
Special programs are held at Gurudwara Nada Sahib at the occasion of Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and Guru Gobind Singh Ji and people visit to witness these celebrations from faraway places.
Apart from these major festivals, the festivals of other religious denominations such as Christmas, Id etc are also celebrated in the region with equal fervour and enthusiasm and gives this place a cosmopolitanism in the real sense of the term and gives this place a syncretic culture of its own.