In Bhopal there are many religious festivals that the people of Bhopal participate in. Apart from these, a large number of festivals without any religious background are also celebrated here. Diwali, Holi, Rang-Pachmi Ramnavami, Dussehra and Navratri are celebrated with much enthusiasm by the Hindu population of the city. They celebrate these festivals with crackers, sweets, flowers, etc. This is the time for social interaction and so many fairs are also organized on such occasions.
One of the major events in Bhopal is the ‘Ijtima’. Ijtima held in Bhopal is considered to be one of the largest religious congregations in the world. It carries some of the greatest spiritual messages, not only for the Muslims but also for the non- Muslims around the world. Every year Alami Tablighi Ijtima is celebrated for three days in the city of Bhopal.