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Here, we tell you about the Olgia Festival, held in Uttarakhand.

Olgia Festival

Time Mid August
Venue Uttarakhand
Significance Marks the ripening of agricultural crops
Highlights Various gifts and presents are exchangd by the agriculturists to mark this occasion

The Olgia festival is celebrated on the first day in the month of August. During this festival, the agricultural fields are filled with crops that are ripened and there are lots of fruits and vegetables in the trees and the cattle are very productive as well. The agriculturists, during this festival, give various presents to the owners of the land.

Not only this, even the artisans give various kinds of presents to the people who purchase their goods, in return. Various items like metal calipers, axes, ghee, vegetables and firewood are exchanged during this festival.

This festival is also popularly known as Ghee Sankranti during which people put ghee tilaks on their foreheads. During this festival, various delicious food items are also cooked, like, chapatis which are stuffed with urad dal, etc. This festival is mainly celebrated during the month of August (on the first day) of the Hindu calendar.

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