Karnataka Rajyotsava is a festival that is celebrated on 1 November of each year, in honor of the unification of Kannada speaking regions to the state of Karnataka. It has been declared as a Government holiday in Karnataka and is celebrated prominently by Kannadigas. It is a very colorful festival that involves honoring people who have made significant achievement in their respective fields, and is called Rajyotsava awards. The festival is announced by the special address from the chief minister of Karnataka, who congratulates everyone for a good and prosperous year. A cultural function is held at the Kanteerava Stadium, Bangalore. There is a procession of dance number and pleasant songs too. Red and Yellow flags are planted across houses and carried on into functions.
Since this is a Public holiday, people celebrate it with great aplomb and energy at their homes and even the private sector takes time out to show off their rankings and other accomplishments and the organizations also hold cultural events and functions that let the employees have fun.
The festival is also celebrated worldwide, by people who aren’t the residents of the state but do belong to it, or have relationship with their family members in Karnataka.