Jashn-e-Rekhta, the biggest Urdu festival in the world, is a 3-day event held annually in New Delhi, that aims to celebrate the beauty and versatility of Urdu. In its fifth edition this year, that will take place from December 14 – 16, at the prestigious Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, the multi-faceted nature of Urdu will again be explored.

Every year the finest of Urdu laureates come together to celebrate the spirit and eloquence of the beautiful language. And this year will be no different. The festival is organised under the aegis of the Rekhta Foundation, a non-profit entity devoted whole-heartedly to the preservation and promotion of the Urdu language, its literature and culture. Since it’s a noble endeavour, the event is free for everyone to attend.

You must look forward to doing a crash course in the beautiful language of Urdu and its poetry here along with enjoying mushairas, panel discussions, cinematic conversations with celebrities, workshops and more. The event also includes splendid musical performances like ghazals and qawwalis by renowned artistes. You can also shoppe for items decorated with calligraphy and other handicraft goods and enjoy Aiwan-e-Zaiqa, a specially curated Rekhta Food Festival that is an important part of the 3-Day Urdu Festival. It will offer cuisines from all over Asia and the Middle East such as Kashmiri cuisine, Bihari cuisine, Turkish delicacies, Purani Dilli chaat and much more.

Delhi is extremely well-connected as a city. You can fly to Delhi from anywhere in the country and then take a cab from there to the venue.