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Definition

'Karnataka Rajyotsava' is the day that our wonderful state of Karnataka was formed. It falls on the 1st of November, but celebrations continue all month long.

First of all, its a public holiday. Good start. Loud Kannada music, predominantly Rajkumar songs fill the air. Every area's Association members vie with each other to put up the thee-best programmes of the day.The entire state is bedecked in yellow & red, the colours of the Karnataka flag...even the participants come decked out in yellow & red sarees shirts & scarves. If theres a large ground nearby, theres every possibility that you'll also see a procession of heavily decorated chariots (or 'theru') with people dancing & singing along. The whole State is in festival mood & there's a extra-special sense of Kannadiga bonding & oneness on this day.

The politically correct greeting is 'Rajyotsavada Shubhasheyagalu!', but the greeting of choice is:

'Happy Rajyotsava!!'

Usage

Karnataka Rajyotsava is celebrated to mark the day when the State of Karnataka was formed.
Added 2011-08-08 by poori

Root

Kannada

Region

Karnataka

Related Terms

Kannadoggy

Terms referencing this

BDA, Kannadiga