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Lucknow is best known for its bright and colorful festivals that happen all year long. Lucknow is counted as a top-listed heritage place in India and people of this place quite fondly with its colorful festivals. Most of the visitors come here at the back of wonderful stories regarding the fervor and zeal with which the natives celebrate their festivals. Since 2013, the place hosts an annual international literary festival, which is best known as the Lucknow literature festival that presents Lucknow’s unique mixed cultural thoughts. Here, one can witnesses many heartwarming festivals that people celebrate wholeheartedly. Lucknow festival is the soul of the place that precisely reflects its Nawabi history. People here celebrate a wide range of Lucknow festivals with much enthusiasm, irrespective of their religions or such things throughout the year.
Lucknow and Literature have a very deep-rooted connection, which is built over the work of legends and has been taken over by some of the contemporary writers like Javed Akhtar, and Prasoon Joshi. The Lucknow literature festival has been a platform for young writers to showcase their works. Every year in the month of February and March various famous faces come up to celebrate the work of literature in this international festival. Apart from this literature festival, the city has also witnessed various science festivals in Lucknow being held over the years. The most prominent science festival that the city has witnessed, is the Indian International Science Festival IISF where scientists from around the globe bring their works together and share incredible stories of innovation and inventions. Almost every year science festival in Lucknow takes place and the people from all parts of India and abroad come together to celebrate the work of curiosity. The main aim at the core of such events is providing a platform to young minds to collaborate with experienced researchers and produce solutions to some key problems.
The most renowned festival in the city is the Lucknow Mahotsav. It is a ten days long festival where people forget their worries and try to match footsteps with the traditional Awadhi music. It is celebrated every year during the winters in the month of November and December. The long night performance in the winters is something that will soak you in completely and won’t let that enthusiasm go away. Another famous festival which is a total delight is the Vrindavan Mahotsav, the devotees of Lord Krishna eagerly wait for this festival. Every year a lot of people come down to Vrindavan to witness the spectacle. The beautiful decoration and the enthusiasm of the devotees make you feel at home and you enjoy the religious dances even better. Lucknow and its relation with the cuisine are quite well known, the Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival is primarily one such food festival blended with art and craft exhibitions. During the days you take a leisurely walk along the sidelines of some of the classic artistic works and in the evenings, it transforms to be one of the top food festivals in Lucknow.