Prominent Festivals:- Prominent Festivals in Puducherry

Veerampattinam Festival
  • Village is famous for its car festival, which is a 6 week long celebration of the village temple.
  • Village is also famous for its festival  Masi Magam[a gathering of several deities in front of the beach]
  • Local Belief :Devotees who flock the procession and take dips in water body would get rid of their sins on this day.
  • When: Feb -March
  • Location : Veerampattinam village is 7 kms from Puducherry
International Yoga Festival
  • Yogis and yoginis from all over the world assemble in Puducherry.
  • Through live shows and talks, display and sample of the varied yogic food and Indian dance and music, they keep alive the art of Yoga and its science.
  • When – January  
Villanur Temple Festival
  • Celebrated by Hindus with great pomp and show.
  • Most important festival Brahmotsavan observed for 10 days and devotees  come from all over India to receive blessings.
  • Annual temple Car festival , involves pulling of 15 meters tall chariot through the streets by a large crowd of devotees.
  • When- May – June
Mascarade Festival

 

  • Also known as mask festival.
  • Reflects one more facet of the French sense of humor with unique masks and fancy costumes.
  • People go around the streets to enjoy.
  • When: March- April
Bastille Day
  • Known as French National Day. (14th July)
  • Commemorates the beginning of the French revolution with the storming of bastille.
Bastille Day
  • Known as French National Day. (14th July)
  • Commemorates the beginning of the French revolution with the storming of bastille.
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