Kannada Rajyotsava(Kannada Day)on 1 November Mahila Dollu Kunita.jpg Traditional dance of Dollu Kunitha in progress as part of Rajyotsava Also called Kannada Rajyotsava, Karnataka Formation Day Observed by Kannadigas in India and overseas[1] Type State Significance Unification of Kannada-speaking regions of South India as the state of Karnataka Celebrations Hoisting of Karnataka flag,

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Processions, Cultural events, Rajyotsava Awards[2] Date 1 November Part of a series on the Culture of Karnataka Seal of Karnataka.svg Emblem of Karnataka History[show] People[show] Languages[show] Mythology and folklore[show] Cuisine[show] Festivals[show] Religion[show] Art[show] Literature[show] Music and performing arts[show] Media[show] Sport[show] Monuments[show] Symbols[show] Organisations[show] vte Karnataka Rajyotsava or Kannada Day (lit. Kannada State Festival), also known as Karnataka Formation Day  is celebrated on 1 November of every year. This was the day in 1956 when all the Kannada language-speaking regions of South India were merged to form the state of Karnataka.[3]

The Rajyotsava day is listed as a government holiday in the state of Karnataka[4] and is celebrated by Kannadigas across the world.[1] It is marked by the announcement and presentation of the honours list for Rajyotsava Awards by the Government of Karnataka, hoisting of the official Karnataka flag with an address from the Chief Minister and Governor[5] of the state along with community festivals, orchestra, Kannada book releases and concerts

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