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Andaman and Nicobar Islands  have an unique culture, where all religions, languages, ethnic groups live in  total peace and harmony and hence it is rightly called Mini India. Port Blair  has a cosmopolitan character where people of all walks of life live together in  peace and tranquility. All major festivals are celebrated with equal zeal and  fervour and attended by all religious groups. Certain fairs and festivals,  which are special to these islands, are:

Island Tourism Festival A fortnight long festival organized  by the Andaman & Nicobar Administration every year (December - January)  gives a festive look to the Islands. Govt.  agencies and private entrepreneurs from the islands and Mainland India also  attend the exhibition organized during the festival. The exhibition  highlights the developmental aspects of these islands. Cultural troupes and  artistes of national and international fame are invited to perform during the  festival apart from performances by the talents of these islands including  tribals. Water sports competitions like Nicobari Hodi race are organized. Other  attractions are Magic show, Puppet show, Floating restaurant, Baby show, Dog  show, Canoe Race, Scuba Diving etc. The festival projects the image of the  islands as an eco-friendly tourist destination.

Subhash Mela - January every year

Organised in Havelock  every year on the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. A week long  festival filled with cultural programmes.

Vivekanada Mela - January every year

Organised at Neil   Island to celebrate the  birth anniversary of Swami Vivekanada.

Block Mela - January/February every year

Held at Diglipur, this highlights the developments that have  taken place in the rural areas and displays the typical rural life of these  islands.

       
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