Essentially a spring festival, Holi is festival of colours. Celebrated in the month of March, Holi is celebrated with a lot of fervour, joy and merriment not just in Gujarat but whole of India.
Navratri, meaning 'nine nights', is an ancient and colourful festival. It honors the one divine 'Shakti' or Force, which supports the entire universe, and is personified as the Mother Goddess.
The last day of the Hindu year of the Vikram era is celebrated as Diwali or festival of lights all over the State.
In Gujarat, Makar Sankranti is celebrated as the kite-flying day. Kite-flying day in Gujarat is an extraordinary day, unlike at other places. Ahmedabad, Gujarat's premier city, leads the way in the celebration of Uttarayani, and is the venue of the International Kite Festival.
It is holy festival celebrated as a birth of Lord Krishna.
Every year, the idols of Lord Krishna, Balaram and Subhadra from Jagannath Mandir are traditionally installed on huge chariots. Devotees pull the chariots in a 'yatra' (procession) through the streets. The local king used to serve by humbly sweeping the road ahead with a golden broom.