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The Elephant Festival is held on the eve of the festival of colors, Holi. Elephants are the center of this incredible attraction. These beautiful animals are adorned with fancy clothes and jewelry as they parade in a royal procession.

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The Pushkar Camel Fair, or Pushkar Mela, is an annual 14-day Hindu festival and one of the largest and most popular festivals in India. Camel trading and religious rituals are the main parts of the fair.

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Diwali is a Hindu and Jain festival of lights that celebrates light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. Read more.  

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Dussehra is a Hindu festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil. This Indian holiday takes place on the 10th day of the seventh month according to the Hindu calendar.

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, born on October 2, 1869 in Porbandar, India, was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule. Related Post: Learn About Mohandas Gandhi includes an informational video and book suggestions with free curriculum guides.

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Raksha Bandhan is mostly celebrated in the northern and western parts of India. This festival signifies the special bond between brothers and sisters which is symbolized in the ritual of tying a rakhi (bracelet) on the others’ wrist. It is celebrated on the full moon of the Hindu month ‘Shravana’.

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Holi, a spring religious festival observed in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and other countries with Hindu and Sikh populations, celebrates the victory of good over evil.

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Jaisalmer Desert Festival is all about camel races, polo matches, puppeteers, jugglers, men with long mustache, turban tying competitions, locals dressed in colorful traditional dresses, etc.

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