Culture & Festivals:-
Mahatma Kabir, the well-known poet and philosopher used to live at Maghar in Basti district. The inhabitants of the district celebrate festivals like Nav Durga, Ramnaumi, Krishna Janmasthmi, Shivratri, Deepawali, Id-ul-Fitar, Id-uz-Zuha, Moharram, Dashara and Holi. The festival Nav Durga puja celebrated for 15 days All street of the city decorated with fancy electric light and beautiful nav durga murti. The people of the city celebrated this occasion with worm and happiness, the rural people also participate in this fair. The district administration make all preventive arrangement during this period.
This mela is celebrated in month of Aug. every year (2nd tuseday of sawan month)
Vernaculars spoken in Basti include Awadhi in Basti West areas & Bhojpuri in Basti East Side.Most of the people read and write in Hindi
Main food of the people are Roti (wheat), rice, Dal (arhar) and seasonal vegetables and fruits.
In rural area, most of the men wear Kurta, Dhoti and women wear sari and blowuse and in urbon area men wear shirt and pants , girls wear salwar shute and women wear sari and blowuse.