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Fairs & Festivals in Jharkhand
Its round the year festive time in Jharkhand. Be it nature of celebration life is so rich and vibrant here. Archery competitions, Cockfights, Chau dancers of Saraikela and much more, there is so much to see here.

January - February
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Sohari
Associated with care for cattle, the festival celebrates the symbiotic relationship between man and beast by anointing cattle with oil and vermilion and praying for their well being.

Hal Punhya
Celebrated on the first month of Magh of the Hindu calendar, known as Akhain Jatra or Hal Punhya, the festival kicks off the begining of ploughing season.

Rohin
Beginning of sowing season, is preceded by Jharkhand's best known folk festival of Rohin in which elaborate rituals to Mother Earth are performed and Agricultural fields blessed.



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March - April
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Sarhul/Baha
During this spring festival of the Oraon and Munda tribe, when the Sal tree is in bloom, its leaves and flowers are worshipped to invoke fertility of Goddess Earth, just before the new crop is sow


August - September
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Karma
Held on the 11th day of Bhadra in the Chotanagpur area, the Karma festival celebrates the bounty of nature in hope of a bumper crop by planting a branch of Karma tree in a village compound.


September - October
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Dansai
The Dansai festival that coincides with Durga Puja celebrates the power of Shakti. During this festival one can watch the tribal communities celebrate life by dancing and playing music.


November - December
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Tusu/Makar
Is the harvest festival celebrated on the last day of Poush month of the Hindu calendar during which baskets full of germinating seeds are worshipped followed by dance and music.