Things to Know about the Shilpgram Festival 2019

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With the chilly season spreading its full-grown wings in the City of Lakes, it is time to fly high in the cultural festivities of winter with the yearly Shilpgram Festival.

This blog will make sure you’re all versed with the necessary details about this mesmerizing must-attend fest.

Overview about the Shilpgram Mahotsav

  • The Home of Art commonly referred as ‘Shilpgram’, intends on preserving the art forms from across the country.
  • Each year Shilpgram Fest is conducted from 21st to 31st December that provides a stage to hidden talents in the evening show each day, and the fete that lasts all day long is a hit with all the exhibited unique items, fun activities, tempting food circling into a fun-filled event.
  • This festival is organized by the WZCC (West Zone Cultural Centre), they make sure there are the artforms across the west zone of India are preserved by organizing cultural events regularly.
  • Timing is from 10am to 10pm, however people tend to visit at evening to coincide the fete experience with the cultural evening show delight.

Shilpgram Festival 2019

This year artisans from around 21 states will be showcasing their art. Here is the schedule for Shilpgram Festival 2019:

21stDecember to 23rd December 2019:

  • Bai Mejei from Nagaland
  • Odissi, Gotipua, Sambhalpuri from Odisha
  • Cherraw from Mizoram
  • Manipuri Ras, Pung, Thangta, Stik from Manipur
  • Chhau from Jharkhand
  • Khol Vadan from West Bengal
  • Hojagiri from Tripura
  • Dhal Thungri, Bardoi Sikla, Folk Instruments from Assam

24th December to 26th December 2019

  • Bastar Folk Band from Chhattisgarh
  • Instrument Assemble from Andhra Pradesh
  • Bharat Natyam from Karnataka
  • Madhuri&Lambadi from Telangana
  • Lawani from Maharashtra
  • Gangaur from Madhya Pradesh
  • Veer Varai Natnam from Pudducherry
  • Pooja Kunitha from Karnataka
  • Malkhamb from Maharashtra

27th December & 28th December 2019

  • Kathak
  • Rauf from Jammu & Kashmir
  • Chhapeli from Uttarakhand
  • Jabro & Flower from Ladakh
  • Bhangra & Gidda from Punjab
  • Mayur from Rajasthan
  • Ghoomar from Haryana

29th December & 30th December 2019

  • Bhapang & Kalbelia from Rajasthan
  • Bihu from Assam
  • Pung Cholam from Manipur
  • Stick from Manipur
  • Singari from Odisha
  • Bhagra+Gidda from Punjab
  • Mewasi from Gujarat
  • Natuwa from West Bengal
  • Chari from Rajasthan
  • Symphony &Classical Instrument Ensemble

Tips before attending Shilpgram 2019

  • Reach before sunset and save the best spot for yourself at the evening show.
  • The festival tends to get overcrowded on Sundays.
  • Wear comfortable footwear, as the premises is spread across on an extensive piece of land.
  • Try exquisite cuisines at the food stalls spread across the fete.
  • Far-flung Artisans & craftsmen travel to this fete, make sure you go easy with your bargaining tactics on them.
  • Carry your woollens for the chilly nights.

Now that the key points of the Shilpgram Festival have been highlighted you’re all set to attend this massive event.

Let us know about your excitement for this fest in the comment section below.

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