Festivals and fairs celebrated in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
Jabalpur has its own way of celebrating festivals and fairs. The entire city celebrates festivals with great zest and grandeur. Few of these festivals are associated with Jabalpur due to its rich ancient history. Mostly all the major Indian festivals are celebrated in Jabalpur, but in their own unique way. People from throughout the city participate in the festivals. The Gond tribe form the majority in the Jabalpur area as they the inhabitants of the region. Hence they add more colors to the festival with their different and traditional dance forms which includes Gond Dance Form( also referred as Karma), Matki, Phulpati and Giridaand. These dance forms are inspired from the various aspects of nature and thus are performed during the various festivals.
Festivals celebrated in Jabalpur: Holi, Makar Sankranti, Diwali, Christmas, Muharram, Dussehra, Bhai Dooj, Doorga Puja, Ganesh Utsav