Mount Abu located in the north-western state of Rajasthan in India is known for its scenic beauty as well as cultural heritage. The summer festival in Mount Abu takes place in the month of May or June every year, during the time of Buddha Purnima. It is one of Rajasthan’s grandest festive celebrations and the pleasant climate along with picturesque beauty of the place makes it all the more beautiful and appropriate for a summer festival where people enjoy to their fullest. From the serene lakes to the steep rocks, all of these aspects make Mount Abu one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state of Rajasthan.
This year in 2017, the summer festival in Mount Abu is going to be celebrated over two days, from 9th of May (Tuesday) to 10th of May (Wednesday). The festival generally involves folk music, classical dances, and is a thorough insight into the traditional essence and culture of the state of Rajasthan, including tribal culture.
The people in Mount Abu are known for their cheerful nature, and their lives are often depicted as colourful and vibrant. The summer festival highlights all these aspects more prominently as all the people here along with tourists come together to celebrate the event in full swing. The festival starts with a ballad, followed by beautiful folk dances. Soon after, many competitions take place to boost the joy of the occasion. From boast races to horse races, there are many more competitions organized in which people participate and enjoy, such as, skating race, panihari matka race, tug of war, etc.
Whereas shows are also organized wherein artists from all over the country come together to present a wonderful programme, such as, skater’s show, the Shaam-e-Qawwali—which a grand musical show presented by singers and qawwals from all around India. The festival finally ends with an extravaganza of fireworks to light up people’s moods and lives, and hence, the summer festival in Mount Abu is one of the most cherished fairs and festivals in north India.
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