The Garden City of India, Bangalore can also be mentioned as the City of Diversity. The amount of diversity can be explained by knowing the fact that more than 60% population of the city comprise of migrants. The very same fact made the city possess rich cultural and social values. People belonging to different religions and sections celebrate their festivals according to their own customs, which makes the city home for several unique festivals that gets celebrated every year.
Every year numerous number of events gets held in Bangalore to serve wide variety of purposes. Some of those events draws huge amounts of visitors and became a part of Bangalore history and some events are slowly establishing themselves. The most popular annual events of Bangalore are
Bangalore Literature Festival: Shortly known as BLF, Bangalore Literature Festival is a festival of its kind which is getting celebrated every year from 2012, and gaining popularity over the years. This literary event attracts hundreds of renowned writers and bibliophiles from across the country.
Thousands of books on wide variety of subjects in several languages will be kept for sale in this exhibition. Visitors of this festival can also participate in several discussions which will also gets organized during the event and also gets the chance to meet their favorite authors.
Apart from the above, other events that gets held seasonally and pulls huge crowds are Mango Melas, Annual Cake Show, International Wine Festival etc., Several other events and exhibition gets organized in the city but not on same dates in every year.
Apart from regular festivals, Bangalore is the home for the several other religious gatherings that are unique to the city. The most popular of such gatherings are
The festival starts on the Sapthami (7th day) of Hindu calendar month Chaithra, which in turn occurs in the month of March or April.
Special programs such as Mass Marriage, Special Mass, Night Vigil will be held during Novena days. Lacs of devotees witnesses this feast every year.