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14th January - Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti is one of the most auspicious occasions for the Hindus, and is celebrated in almost all parts of the country in myriad cultural forms, with great devotion, fervour & gaiety. It is a harvest festival. Makar Sankranti is perhaps the only Indian festival whose date always falls on the same day every year i.e. the 14th of January.

Festival Specific:
Jalebi/Fafda, Undhiyu, Gajar/Dudhi Halwa, Khopra Mesukh

Suggested Sweets: Til-Gud Ladoo. Til Chikki

20th February - Maha Shivratri

Maha Shivratri is a Hindu festival, celebrated all over the country with much pump and enthusiasm. The festival is exclusively dedicated to Lord Shiva which is known by hundreds of names. Maha Shivratri is the day to rejoice, to pray to the almighty for wellness. Almost all Hindus throughout the world offer prayers in the morning/evening and some observe fasting throughout the day.

Festival Specific:
Farali Khachori

Suggested Sweets: Milk Sweets like Milk Cake, Burfi, Gulab Pak

8th March - Holi

Holi – the festival of color is marked as the opening festival in Hindu calendar, falls on the full moon day in the month of PHALGUN. People enjoy themselves playing with several colours and celebrate the whole day with much pump and gaiety.

Originally Holi was regarded to be the festival to celebrate good harvests and fertility of the land. There are several legends and stories behind Holi. A popular legend says that Holi is remembered for the sacrifice of Holika who burnt herself in fire on this day.

Festival Specific:
Ghewar & Fafda

Suggested Sweets:
Milk Cake, Kaju Burfi

1st April - RamNavmi

The birthday of Lord Rama, the celebrated hero of the famous epic, 'Ramayana', is enthusiastically celebrated on the ninth day of the waxing moon in the month of Chiatra, all over India. Lord Vishnu is worshipped in his human incarnation as Rama, the divine ruler of Ayodhya. People sing devotional songs in praise of Rama and rock, images of him in a cradle to celebrate his birth.

Festival Specific:
Farali Khachori, Gajjar Halwa, Dudhi Halwa

Suggested Sweets:
Milk Cake, Kaju Burfi, Chopra Pak

2nd August - Rakshsbandhan

Rakshabandhan or Rakhi which is celebrated on a full moon day in the month of Sravan (August) is a day when brothers and sisters reaffirm their bonds of affection. It is usually a festival of the Hindus though today people from different religions participate as well. Sisters tie colourful threads or rakhis on their brother's wrists. The brothers in turn promise to protect their sisters and give them gifts.

Suggested Sweets:
Assorted Dry Fruit Sweets, Penda, Ladoo

August, Thursday - Ramzan

Ramadan, which is the ninth month in Islamic calendar, is a holy month of Islam which requires every Muslim to perform obligatory fast. Fasting has great religious significance for Muslims as it teaches self-restriction and patience. Fasting is one of the five major pillars of Islam, and every Muslim above age of 12 has to observe fast as a part of his duty.

Suggested Sweets:
Milk Cake, Burfi, Assorted Mawa Mix Sweet

10th August - Krishna Janmashthami

Janmashtami, the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna the eighth avatar (Incarnation) of Lord Vishnu. This religious festival is celebrated all over India in the month of August/September on the ashtami of Krishna Paksh or the eighth day in the month of Bhadon according to the Hindu calendar with great devotion and zeal.

Festival Specific:
Farali Khachori/ Ghajar/Dudhi Halwa

Suggested Sweets:
ShreeKhand, Penda

19th September - Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated on the 4th day of the bright half of Bhadrapad. This festival marks the birthday of Lord Ganesh. Lord Ganesha or Ganpati is one of the most popular deities in the Hindu religion. It is worshiped by both Shaivites and Vaishnavites. Even Buddhists and Jains have faith for Ganpati. He is considered to be an avatar of both Shiva and Vishnu.

Festival Specific: Modak

Suggested Sweets:
Morichur Ladoo, Churma Ladoo, Bundi-Sev

17th September - Vishwakarma Jayanti

Viswakarma is known as the divine engineer since the Puranic age. As a mark of reverence he is not only worshipped by the engineering community but also by all professionals. On this day all the workers in the workshops and offices worship their tools and instruments in front of Lord Viswakarma, which are generally used in their profession.

Suggested Sweets:
Assorted Packs of Sweets and Namkeen

24th October - Dussehra

In the months of Ashwin and kartik, Hindus observe a 10 day ceremony of fast, rituals, celebrations, fiests to honor the mother Goddess and triumph of Lord Rama over Demon Ravana. Dussehra also symbolizes the triumph of warrior Goddess Durga over the buffalo demon, Mahishasura. Thus, it is a celebration of victory of good over evil.

Festival Specific:
Jalebi Fafda

Suggested Sweets:
Kaju Burfi, Milk Cake

3rd November - Karva Chauth

The fast of Karva Chauth is kept by Hindu women for the well-being, prosperity and longevity of their husbands.

Suggested Sweets:
Kaju Burfi, Milk Cake, Churma Ladoo, Besan Ladoo

13th November - DIWALI

Deepawali or Dipawali is one the most important, hugely waited and immensely cherished festival celebrated across India and in parts of Nepal. Originally, the name was Deepawali, which has its origin from Sanskrit, meaning “rows of Deep”. This “Festival of Lights” is celebrated with great gusto and is observed as an official holiday across in India.

The festival of Diwali is not only significant to Hindus, but, has importance in Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism. For Hindus, it is associated with the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya, after his 14 years of exile and victory over the demon Ravana. Hindus, also make preparations to welcome goddess Lakshmi by drawing rangoli, and footsteps (Paduka) On the entrance that would allure goddess Laksmi to visit one’s home and bring prosperity along with her.

Diwali Special Sweets
Assorted Dry Fruit Sweets, Kaju Burfi, Sohan Papadi, Mawa Mix Sweets, Kaju Choco Katli, Kaju Pizza, Gulab Pak

Diwali Special Dry Fruit Packs
Entire range of Dryfruit gift packs from Metal Boxes to Dry Fruit Trays to Wooden Boxes AND MUCH MORE....

19th to 21st December - Rann Utsav

Rann or Kutch Utsav is a three to four days of cultural extravaganza organized at different locations within Kutch in Gujarat. The fair is like a mirror to the traditional art forms and culture of India.Rann Utsav is organized by the Gujarat tourism department to celebrate the diversity and uniqueness of the Kutch district.The three day fair has the basic motive of highlighting the cultural splendor of Gujarat.The three days of Utsav are packed with cultural Dances, Music, Craftsmanship, Carnival processions, Pageantry and in all an encapsulation of the true spirit and zeal of the inhabitants out here.

Suggested Sweets: Adaidya. Gunder Pak, Khajur Pak, Chikki

25th December - Christmas

December 25th is celebrated as birth anniversary of Lord Jesus Christ, who is believed to be born on the same date at Bethlehem, the land of Jews. The festival is celebrated as a mark of respect to Lord Jesus, who is considered as the son of God and founder of the Christian religion.

Suggested Sweets:
Assorted Dry Fruit Sweets, Variety of Chocolates