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Surajkund Mela 2016 to celebrate arrival of Spring season
The Surajkund International Crafts Mela coincides with the Spring season or Basant in India. Just as the flowers are in full bloom during Basant, the Mela also signifies the richness of diversity & colours. The pleasant weather in this season adds to the charm of the Mela, where visitors can enjoy shopping various unique arty creations, enthralling cultural performances and relish tasty food during balmy days.
Besides bagging good deals, the visitors can enjoy the pleasures of attractive & colourful ambience created in the Mela environs. The youngsters can't resist and break into impromptu jig with the folk dancers and click pictures at interesting photo booths and colourful selfie points. Traditional swings decorated with flowers are a big hit with youngsters and ladies. Adding a dash of colour to Basant Utsav celebrations, few activities have been planned for Friday morning.

Basant Utsav competitions

To mark the festival of Basant Utsav, a Dress Competition will be held on 12th February (Friday) at the main Chaupal. The visitors dressed up in shades of yellow can participate in the competition. They will be adjudged on basis of age groups i.e. 18-25, 26-38, 39-50 & 50-65 years. First, second and third prizes would be given in each age group.

Sway to earthy moves of folk dancers at Surajkund Mela   

Vibrant folk dance forms bring Surajkund International Crafts Mela alive. The Mela offers a golden opportunity for everyone to watch the folk dances of India up-close for an entire fortnight. Their riveting performances at Chaupal are so popular that onlookers jostle to find space to catch a glimpse of the performers.

Punjab's energetic 'Bhangra and Giddha', Himachal Pradesh's 'Simouri Nati,' 'Kalbelia & Chakri' of Rajasthan, 'Chhappeli' of Uttarakhand, 'Mayur & Holi Nritya' of Uttar Pradesh and 'Chhau' of Jharkhand are some of the dance forms being presented by artistes from East Zone Cultural Centre, South Zone Cultural Centre and North East Zone Cultural Centre daily at Chaupal of the ongoing Surajkund International Crafts Mela at Faridabad.

Splash of colours

A special ambience of the Mela showcases the vibrancy and charm of rural India. The five seasons have been showcased through five windows - flowers and butterflies symbolising Spring, splendid sun and sunflowers signifying Summer, cloudy sky & rain representing monsoon and similarly trees in fall colours denoting Autumn and snow clad trees & reindeers indicating Winter. Each zone also carries a colour code - Green, blue, orange, red & white in the form of designer buntings on the trees and workhuts.

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