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Festivals and Events in India in April 2024

India is known for its vibrant festivals that bring people together from all walks of life. gaathastory highlights some of these significant events during the month of April

Celebrating April Festivals: A Glimpse into the Vibrant Culture

1. Gudi Padwa or Ugadi (April 9th)

Gudi Padwa marks the New Year’s Day for people in Maharashtra while Ugadi is celebrated as New Year’s Day in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. These festivals signify new beginnings and are observed with traditional rituals, feasts, and cultural performances. Check out our podcast episodes about this festival here.

2. Baisakhi (April 13th)

Baisakhi marks the harvest festival in Punjab and is celebrated with great enthusiasm. It holds immense significance for farmers as they express gratitude for a bountiful harvest. The day also commemorates the formation of Khalsa Panth by Guru Gobind Singh Ji.

3. Ram Navami (April 21st)

Ram Navami celebrates the birth of Lord Rama, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Devotees across India observe fasting and offer prayers to seek blessings from Lord Rama. It is a time when stories from the great Hindu epic Ramayana are recited and revered. You can listen to the story Festival of Ram Navami and Birth of Lord Ram on this link.

4. Mahavir Jayanti (April 25th)

Mahavir Jayanti honors the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavir, the twenty-fourth Tirthankara in Jainism. Devotees engage in prayers, meditation, and participate in processions carrying statues of Lord Mahavir.

5. Earth Day (April 22nd)

While not exclusive to India, Earth Day is an international event that holds immense significance in promoting environmental awareness and sustainability. gaathastory emphasizes the importance of this day by sharing stories that inspire children to protect and conserve the environment.

Celebrating More Indian Festivals in April

In addition to the festivals mentioned earlier, gaathastory has published special episode in celebration of some other events during the month of April

5. Hanuman Jayanti (April 27th)

Hanuman Jayanti commemorates the birth of Lord Hanuman, one of the most revered deities in Hindu mythology. Devotees worship Lord Hanuman and recite prayers and hymns to seek his blessings for strength, courage, and protection.

6. Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti (April 14th)

Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti honors the birth anniversary of Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, a social reformer and architect of India’s constitution. This day is celebrated to recognize his contributions towards equality, justice, and social empowerment.

7. Ramzan Eid (April 10th)

Listen to the story of Ramzan Eid on this episode of baalgatha podcast.

Baalgatha Podcast – Reviving Indian Folklore

Baalgatha Podcast focuses on retelling ancient myths, legends, fairytales, and folktales from India. These stories not only entertain young listeners but also provide valuable life lessons embedded within them. By reviving Indian folklore through digital storytelling, Baalgatha Podcast helps preserve the rich cultural heritage of India while making it accessible to a wider audience.

Gaathastory: Preserving Indian Heritage through Engaging Stories

Founded in 2015, gaathastory preserves and promotes Indian culture through its audio stories and podcasts. It offers content in multiple languages, catering to diverse audiences. From myths and legends to fairytales, gaathastory selects entertaining stories with valuable life lessons.

The popularity of podcasts by gaathastory is evident in its wide range of shows such as Veergatha, Devgatha, Fairytales of India, and many more. Each show explores different aspects of Indian culture through captivating narratives that engage both children and adults alike. By showcasing the significance of festivals and events, gaathastory fosters cultural understanding. Join gaathastory this April to celebrate Indian festivals and experience the magic of storytelling while learning important values. For more information about gaathastory and its captivating collection of audio stories, please visit

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is Vaisakhi and why is it important?
    Vaisakhi, celebrated on 13th April, is a harvest festival marking the Punjabi New Year. It is also significant for Sikhs as it commemorates the formation of the Khalsa Panth.
  2. How is Earth Day relevant to India?
    Earth Day, observed on 22nd April, is relevant to India as the country is actively engaged in environmental conservation and sustainable development initiatives.
  3. What does Ambedkar Jayanti signify?
    Ambedkar Jayanti, on 14th April, honors the birth of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, an Indian jurist, economist, and social reformer who was the principal architect of the Indian Constitution.