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Uttarakhand is known as much for its natural beauty as for its people and culture. The state's unique culture encompasses traditional rites, rituals, beliefs, folklore, customs and language. The warm and friendly residents of the states, who also call themselves Pahari, celebrate throughout the year, marking their festivals with music and dance


Garhwali Culture

Garhwali is the main language spoken here that has a number of dialects too including Jaunsari, Marchi, Jadhi and Sailani. In Garhwal Garhwali Language Is Common

Kumaoni Culture

The people of Kumaon speak 13 dialects including Kumaiya, Gangola, Soryali, Sirali, Askoti, Danpuriya, Johari, Chaugarkhyali, Majh Kumaiya, Khasparjia, Pachhai and Rauchaubhaisi. In Kumaon, Kumaoni Language Is Common

Festival Celebration

Kumaoni Holi

Kumaoni Holi is celebrated in three forms namely Baithki Holi, Khari Holi and Mahila Holi.

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Kumbh Mel

Kumbh Mela is one of the biggest and most popular festivals in Uttarakhand. They Were Held For 12 years in any one place.


Harela is a festival that marks the beginning of the rainy season or monsoon.
It symbolises the future crop of season and it is assumed that the growth of crop will be good if your harela growth is good.


Jageshwar Mel

Jageshwar Mela is carried out in the temple of Lord Shiva in Jageshwar on the fifteenth day of Baisakh month


Basant Pancham

Basant Panchami is the festival that celebrates the coming of Basant or Spring season. Also, the day is celebrated to worship the god Saraswati.
In some parts of Uttarakhand Baithk Holi also starts 


Bhitauli (बिटोय)

Bhitauli is celebrated in the month of Chaitra (March-April) During this festival.
This festival is dedicated to married women during the bhitauli month married women receive goodies from Brothers

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Makar Sankranti 

Makar Sankranti marks the day of Uttarayani. On this day, people worship the sun at sunrise and bathe in the river waters. The locals prepare Khichdi and til ke laddoo.

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Phool De

Phool Dei place on the first day of the Chaitra season (March-April). This Festival Young girls & boys are an integral part of this festival of Uttarakhand. They go from house to house, singing the folk song of 'Phool Dei' "Chamma Dei" with Flowers, rice, and Gudh (गुड़). villager offer them some money also.


Ghughutiya (Kale Kauwa Kale)

Ghughutiya or Kale Kauva is also celebrated in Uttarakhand On The Time Of Makar Sankranti. Uttarakhandi People prepare sweets made from deep-fried flour in different shapes like birds (Ghugut), knives, swords, Damru etc.
Ghughutiya Date: 14-Jan

Ganga Dusshera 

This festival falls on Dashami of the month of Jyeshtha and is a ten-day-long festival. On this festival people's take a dip in the river water.

Ghee Tyar

Ghee Sankranti) - An important ritual of this festival includes eating ghee and chapatis stuffed with urad dal.


Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra 

The Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra which spans over 280 km takes almost 22 days to complete. In this yatra, thanks blow bhankauras, and brahmins take care of ceremonial parasols.

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