People of all religion and region reside in Chennai, ergo all festivals are commemorated in a great manner. Some of the important festivals are Pongal, Diwali, Holi, Christmas, New Year, and etc.
Sri Vaikunta Ekadasi
Sri Vaikunda Ekadesi is one of the famous local festivals in Chennai commemorated during the month of December. The festival lasts for 20 days during which devotees from all parts throng at the Lord Vishnu temple in the early morning and sing songs in praise of him.
Float festival is held for 7 days on the pond of Lily - the 1st three days idol is seated on the floating structure made out of drums, wood & ornament with well-lit ups (lights). Next four days, is out-and-out for Sri Narasimha Swamy, Sri Ranganathar and Sri Ramar.
Margazhi festival or Chennai Music/ Dance festival:
Mid - December to Mid - January
Chennai is the paradise for art and music. In order to hail the importance of art and music, chennai celebrates a special festive called Chennai music and dance festival. This is a 5 week long Music season which has been described as one of the world’s largest cultural events. This festival was started by a group of art lovers in the year 1920 and later got approved by the Madras Music academy.
Kapaleeshwarar Temple - Panguni Peruvizha
Kapaleeswarar temple Panguni peruvizha is grand festival in Chennai which is commemorated for 10 long days. Celebration is held during the month of March - April. Kapaleeswarar temple is one of the oldest and prominent icon of Chennai. People from many parts of Tamilnadu throng here to celebrate the festival
Mylapore - Mundagakanni Amman Temple
This festival falls during the month of Mid - January to Mid - February, this festival is celebrated in all parts of Chennai. The special features of this festival is that women carrying Milk pots or flower pots as part of worshiping the Goddess for their family well-being and special puja’s are also performed.