Festivals in Gujarat are celebrated with great gusto and religious sentiment. They promote unity and feeling of brotherhood. Festivals of Gujarat are extremely colorful and elaborate. The most colorful and popular festival is Navratri celebrated throughout nine nights in the month of October. People of all age groups assemble in temple compounds and sing and dance till the wee hours in he morning. The festival ends with Dusshera. Other festivals celebrated in Gujarat are Diwali, Holi, Janmastami and Raksha Bandhan. Festivals like International Kite Festival, Modhera Dance Festival and Saptak Music Festival are unique to Gujarat. Gujarat also celebrates festivals like Ramnavami, Sivaratri and Mahavir Jayanyti.
Muslims in Gujarat celebrate their festivals, such as the Moharrum, the prophet's day and the Id days. Similarly Parsis celebrate their new year day Pateti. Christmas, New year and Easter are observed by the Christians.