Like every other state of India, Gujarat also celebrates all the festivals with great zeal and joy. It is known as the land of fairs and festivals. During the festive season, the people visit temples and pray, which is usually followed by a round of merrymaking. The state is swept away by the tides of festivity. There are some festivals which are celebrated particularly in this region only. These festivals provide an opportunity to learn about the cultural heritage of the people of Gujarat. On such occasions, all the government offices observe holidays.