If you find yourself in Delhi in May, the best place to be in would be an air-conditioned room or mall; the weather in summer can be unbearably hot. Buddha Jayanti on May 25th is the only festival that will be celebrated this month. On this day, the National Museum of Delhi displays the mortal remains of Buddha for public worship. For cricket lovers, the Indian Premier League is hotter than the weather of Delhi. Wherever you go, you will be able to see large screens showing relays of the match.
June is another hot month in Delhi and there aren’t any significant events in this month. Towards the end of June, mango season starts in Delhi and this is celebrated with a festival. Mangoes are special favorites in India; since these are available only in this particular season, a mango craze starts in July. Held at Dilli Haat, this festival is celebrated in a carnival atmosphere with over 400 varieties of mangoes on display, games, contests and shows.
August sees more action in the capital city with the Independence Day Parade on August 15th. After the colorful parade, the Prime Minister addresses the people from the Red Fort. Janmashtami, the festival celebrating the birth of Hindu God Krishna is also observed this month. On August 28th, 2013, idols of the child God will be washed and worshiped with offerings of flowers and fruits. Contests, human pyramids and traditional dance shows are all a part of this festival.