Festivals, Fairs and Important Dates in Pondicherry

 Festivals and celebrations are quite common and can be found every where. International Yoga Festival (4-7 January), Pongal (14-16 January), Masi Magam during mid march, Vishnu festival in Yanam, Villiayanur Lourdes festival (April 17-27), Chitrai Kalia Vizha a summer festival, Villiayanur Temple Car festival during the middle of May, The Mangani festival dedicated to Karaikal Ammaiyar, Bastille Day(14th July), French food festival of August, Virampattinam Car festival, Birth Anniversary of Sri Aurobindo (15th August), Fete De Pondicherry (15th-17th August), St. Theresa festival (5th-21st October), Isai Vizha (1st week after Vijayadasami), Drama festival (13th-19th November), and Shopping festival (22nd-31st December) are some of the festivals that the people of Pondicherry celebrate.