The people of Rajasthan enjoy several festivals with lots of gusto and fervor. Numerous fairs also keep the people occupied throughout the year. Animal fairs are part of the lives of the people of Rajasthan. Dancing, drama, singing and music enthrall all the visitors in Rajasthan.
Rajasthan Diwas is every year celebrated on 30 March marking the unification of the erstwhile princely states in the region into the State of Rajasthan with an aim to showcase Rajasthan’s culture & heritage and revive the traditional sports, cuisines and folk-art.
The people of Rajasthan, who rejoice everyday in effervescent ways of their life, who enliven their traditions every now & then in festivities & revelries, are all set to celebrate Rajasthan Diwas in a grand manner this year throughout the state from March24 to 30, 2013.
Sixty four years ago, on 30th March 1949, took place the grand unification of the erstwhile princely states of Rajputana giving birth to Rajasthan state in the Union of India. Since then, the weeklong celebration is marked to celebrate the Rajasthan Diwas every year. With Rajasthan emerging as a frontrunner in tourism industry, Government of Rajasthan continues to add new attractions to its repertoire of festivals while bringing forth the vast range of Rajasthani Folk Art, Craft, Dance & Music.
Tantalizing the taste buds would be the mouth-watering Marwari, Mewari, Hadoti, Dundhari, Brij and Punjabi delicacies that would be savoured by the people in the Food Festival. Craft Bazaar showcasing the art forms, handicrafts, pottery styles, prints & textiles, embroideries, carpets, wood & metal work of different regions of Rajasthan promises to be a major attraction for visiting tourists as well as the residents in Rajasthan throughout the week long celebrations.
No festival can be exciting without the charm & laughter of children. To enlighten the school going kids about the heritage & glory of Rajasthan, theme based competitions like debate; quiz, essay writing, drawing & painting would be organized in Jaipur during the course of celebrations.
One of the most unique features of these celebrations, never seen before in any other festival, would be the Night Bazaar. An ensemble of shoppers’ items ranging from handicrafts, clothes, potteries, carpets, internationally renowned quilts, blankets & jewellery to day-today household commodities, would ensure a shopping experience par imagination to the Pink-city dwellers every evening till midnight.
Grand cultural shows and live concerts every evening in the ambience of majestic Albert Hall, Amer Fort and other equally eye-arresting venues have been planned to entertain people throughout the celebrations. A variety of programmes ranging from Classical Music & dance performances, Ghazal Evening, Bollywood Celebrity Evening to Nritya Natika, Natya Sandhya etc. would be held during the celebrations in Jaipur. Tourists and residents would get an opportunity to enjoy the performances of nationally famed artists like Toshi, Sharib, Ajmat and several other renowned Rajasthani folk artists, also who are shining stars of the constellation of celebrities in their own field.