Mahavir Jayanti, All over India
(7 April)

Mahavir Jayanti is a major Jain festival and commemorates the birth anniversary of Mahavira, the 24th and last Jain Tirthankar. It is a day of prayer. There are celebrations in all Jain temples and pilgrimages to Jain shrines.

Good Friday & Easter, All over India
(10 April & 12 April respectively)

Good Friday is observed in India in April every year, broadly on the pattern adopted worldwide. Christians from all strata of society visit the Church to attend the Mass held on this occasion. Easter Sunday, which follows Good Friday is celebrated with much joy and gaiety. Processions are taken out in some parts of the country.

Baisakhi- Harvest Festival, North India
(13 April)

Baisakhi is a seasonal festival with a special accent. This is the time when harvest is gathered in and the farmer exults in the fulfillment of his year's hard work. Since this fair is also an expression of prosperity, singing and dancing constitute its most enchanting features. The Punjab's famous Bhangra and Giddha are inextricably linked with this festival.

Many fairs in Punjab are held near the tombs and shrines of pirs. These fairs must have originated in a spirit of devotion to those saints and sages. The most famous among such fairs are the Chhapar fair, the Jarag fair, and the Roshni fair of Jagranyan.

Baisakhi marks the beginning of New Year, particularly in the northern part of India. It is among the few Indian festivals that have a fixed date. Baisakhi is always on April 13th. In Kerala, Baisakhi is called as "Vishu" and in Tamil Nadu, it is celebrated as "Puthandu".