Prominent festivals celebrated in Meerut include mostly Hindu festivals, as the city has a majority of Hindus:
- Ram Navami
- Chhath Puja
- Krishna-Janmashtami (a festival to celebrate the birth anniversary of Hindu god Krishna; lots of foods made with butter and cream are served to the lord on this day, along with many sweets)
- Mahashivratri (a festival dedicated to Hindi god Shiva; people fast for long hours to pray for their loved ones, and worship Lord Shiva)
These festivals are celebrated all over Uttar Pradesh, and so every city on the state celberates these in its own unique way.