Three or four times a year, local temples hold festivals with hundreds of men, women and children walking on fire for the fulfilment of their vows. Despite its French culture, the music, dance and festivities of the city is a clear picture of the native South Indian traditions.
The French food festival is an annual event organized by the Tourism department every August to appreciate the rich French cuisine and this festival is celebrated with display and magnificence.
Every year from January 4 to 7, yogis and yoginis from across the world congregate in Puducherry to exchange ideas on the concepts of Yoga. Various live shows and talks are organized through Indian dances, music and various Indian yogic food towards the cause.
An annual festival which takes place in the Tamil month of Masi (February-March).
The car festival is celebrated at Lord ThirukameswararTemple in Villianur, 10 kms from Puducherry. The procession of god is taken out in a decorated chariot visiting the local areas during which the devotees offer buttermilk and curd and pray for their wishes to be fulfilled.
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