Republic Day (Jan 26). Big, largely military parade on Rajpath, commemorating the adoption of India’s constitution in 1950.

Garden Tourism Festival (Feb). Three-day flower and gardening show put on in one of Delhi’s parks (the venue changes from year to year), with cultural and kids’ activities.

International Mango Festival (July). A celebration of Indian mangoes held at Talkatora Stadium, with over five hundred varieties to try.

Id ul-Fitr (July/Aug). The area around the Jama Masjid becomes a huge market of live goats to be slaughtered for the annual Muslim festival.

Delhi International Arts Festival (DIAF) (Oct). A fortnight-long extravaganza of music, dance and other arts from India and worldwide, at venues around central New Delhi.

Qutub Festival (Nov/Dec). A three-day festival of arts and culture put on by Delhi Tourism around the Qutb Minar.

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