Every year Haryana day is celebrated on 1st November. This date marks the time in 1966 when the state was carved out of the existing state of East Punjab based on linguistic criteria. During the Haryana Festival, there are cycle rallies as well as a rally cum race that is held from Chandigarh to Panchkula town. All people and cycle riders participate enthusiastically and there are cheer and rejoicing on the streets all over the state.
The day of the Haryana Day festival also marks the Pakwan Pratiyogita, the food festival that is held at that time, at the tourist complexes. There are also blood donation camps and other Run for Fun events at the Haryana Festival. To add more enjoyment to the Haryana Day festival in Haryana, there are musical performances in the evenings that are held almost in all complexes in Haryana.
All the state complexes and buildings are brightly lit up and decorated and present a cheerful and beautiful sight. There are also various kinds of contests held to add some flavour to the Haryana Day. People participate actively and enthusiastically in the contests, races and other methods of celebrations.
Haryana is also famous for some tourist places like:
- Kingdom of Dreams
- Sheetla Mata Mandir
- Ambience Mall
- Sultanpur National Park
- Pinjore Gardens