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Indian festivals are celebrated by varied cultures and through their special rituals add to the colours of Indian Heritage. Some festivals welcome the seasons of the year, the harvest, the rains, or the full moon. Others celebrate religious occasions, the birthdays of divine beings, saints, and gurus (revered teachers), or the advent of the New Year.

A number of these festivals are common to most parts of India. However, they may be called by different names in various parts of the country or may be celebrated in a different fashion.

Every celebration is centered around the rituals of prayer, seeking blessings, exchanging goodwill, decorating houses, wearing new clothes, music, dance and feasting.

As Mumbai is a cosmopolitan city all festivals are celebrated with equal vigour. So in Mumbai there are festivities happening every month which is celebrated by every Mumbaikar. Mumbai celebrates every states festivals as its own. Now thats the spiirt of Mumbai.

Holi in Mumbai

Below is a list of some festivals that are celebrated in Mumbai( mostly in order of occurance in the year):

There are a few Festivals which are celebrated exclusively in Mumbai. The list is as follows: