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Festivals and Events in Chandigarh

Some of the important festivals and events in Chandigarh are the Mango Festival, Chandigarh Carnival, and the Festival of Gardens.

The Chandigarh Mango Festival is held every year in the month of June at Pinjore Garden. The festival cum fair is celebrated with grandeur and invites mango growers, agricultural universities, and food industries from all over the country to participate and exhibit their varieties. The fair draws a huge crowd every year.

Festival of Gardens is one of the popular festivals on the national calendar. It is a three day fiesta held in the last week of February in the Leisure Valley of Sector 10. The festival consists of various cultural programmes; classical and folk dances, musical performances, flower shows and exhibitions by local artists. The festival was earlier called the Rose Festival but has been known as the Festival of Gardens since 1997.

Chandigarh Carnival definitely deserves a mention when we are talking about the popular fairs and festivals in Chandigarh. The festival held in November in the Leisure Valley, Sector 10, promotes the creativity and talent of the young as well as senior citizens of the city and adjoining areas. Various competitions are conducted for senior citizens like painting and clay modelling etc' pick and drop facilities are also provided for senior citizens to avoid any kind of inconvenience.

Teej Festival is celebrated with fun and frolic in the month of August commemorating the beginning of the monsoon. Rock Garden is usually the venue. Women participate in the cultural programmes and also adorn their hands with beautiful mehendi designs and colourful bangles. Giant wings are the main highlight of the festivity of Teej.

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