Popular Festivals in India
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POPULAR FESTIVALS IN INDIA

India is very vast and colorful country and famous for their culture and festivals. In India a lot of festivals are celebrated.

Independence Day: – Independence Day is the most important festival for all Indians. 15 August is The Independence Day of India. India got their freedom from the British rulers on 15 August 1947. This festival specialty is that it’s not the festival of a particular religion. It’s celebrated at all the schools, college and offices and it celebrated even when the15 August declared a national holiday. At The Red Fort, Delhi prime minister of India, hoisting the national flag and deliver the speech to all India. That view can’t be explained in words. If you ever take a chance to travel Delhi in August. Visit that place and get experience which could be not forgettable moment.

Independence Day

Holi: – Holi is a Joyful and colorful festival. This is a festival of love. The full moon of the Phalgun month of the Hindu lunisolar calendar, which relate to the month of March of the Gregorian calendar. On this day all people just forget their worries and Apply dry and wet shades of different tones to one another, with some conveying water guns and hued water filled inflatable’s. Enjoy all, the day with the families, friends and dear ones with lots of colors, sweats, and gifts. It’s a great Hindu festival and celebrated all over the India. In Bengal and Orissa, Holi Purnima is also celebrated as the birthday of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Holi is the Hindu festival, in spite of this; it’s also celebrated by other cast and religion with full joy and enthusiasm. Actually, ritual starts from the one day before from the Holi by lighting up the bonfire. This day is significant of the good over evil.

holi

Diwali: – Diwali is the most popular festival in the India. Diwali and Deepawali is the festivals of lights. Diwali also has the spiritual meaning that is “victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance.” Diwali is a day which celebrated as to remember the Rama’s victory and on this day Rama, Sita, Lakshmana and Hanuman came to Ayodhya after a period in exile and Rama’s defeated demon king Ravana’s of evil in the Treta Yuga.
Diwali comes at the mid-October – mid-November as per the Gregorian calendar and also, when the darkest new moon night of Kartik month according to the Hindu lunisolar calendar. During the Diwali and some day before the Diwali, all the temples, homes, shops and office buildings are decorated with the lights. All preparations start from before some days of Diwali like cleaning, renovating, and decorating their homes and workplaces. All buy new clothes and gifts for each other. Decorate the house with Diya on the Diwali and worship the Goddess Lakshmi.

Eid Ul Fitr:- Eid Ul Fitr is a immense Muslim festivals and they celebrate it by the fast from sun up to sundown to honor the month. According to Quran it’s revealed to the Prophet Mohammed. Eid Ul Fitr also known as the “Festival of the Breaking of the Fast”. It doesn’t strat until the new moon not appears in the sky. Eid al-Fitr begin at differ-differ times and even different days, depending on location of the moon. During this month Muslim nonparticipation from taking medications, drinking any liquids (including water), smoking. On the Eid all are wearing new clothes and perform their prayers at the mosques or their own places after this they wish each other with the special word “Eid Mubarak,” that means “Have a blessed Eid!,”.

People attend Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore

Christmas: – Christmas is a festival which is celebrated by The Christian community. But in India all festival celebrated by the almost all religion and Christmas is one of them festivals. Actually, it’s celebrated on the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas comes on 25th December. Jesus date of birth not confirmed so in the early fourth century the Western Christian Church had fixed the date of Christmas as December 25. On the Christmas all people play the music and caroling, lighting a Christingle, presenting a Nativity play, and exchange of Christmas cards. Also offer the special meal, using Christmas crackers and decorate their house. In facts during the Christmas all houses, shops are decorated specially restaurants and hotels are decorated beautifully they also including Christmas trees, Christmas lights, nativity scenes, garlands, wreaths, mistletoe, and holly. On this festival all people are so happy.

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Gurupurab:- Gurupurab known as Guru Nanak’s Prakash Utsav and Guru Nanak Jayanti. This is a Sikh’s festival and celebrated of the birth of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak, who is the founder of Sikhism. Sikh celebrates their festivals with the anniversaries of the 10 Sikh Gurus. This festival start with the morning prayers at 4 am and the hour is called as Amrit Vela. For the happy celebrations they also performed a combination of ‘Katha’ and ‘Kirtan’. Before one day of the Gurupurab a parade is organized which known as The Nagar Kirtan and is lead by the Panj Pyaras (Five Beloved Ones). Most important part of Gurpurav that is ‘Langar’ at Gurudwaras that free and served by volunteers to all the visitors without a distinctive way between genders, religion, caste, economic status.

Gurpurab

India is a huge country and celebrated a lot of more festivals like Dussehra, Navratri, Durga Puja, Janmashtmi, Ganesh Chaturthi, Rakshabandhan, Bihu, Hemis, Onam, Pongal etc. All India renowned for the celebration of the festivals not even their religion festival still they enjoy all moments. They find the way to live happily. Enjoy all festivals of India that are so delightful.

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India is very vast and colorful country and famous for their culture and festivals. In India a lot of festivals are celebrated.
Independence Day: – Independence Day is the most important festival for all Indians. 15 August is The Independence Day of India. India got their freedom from the British rulers on 15 August 1947. This festival specialty is that it’s not the festival of a particular religion. It’s celebrated at all the schools, college and offices and it celebrated even when the15 August declared a national holiday. At The Red Fort, Delhi prime minister of India, hoisting the national flag and deliver the speech to all India. That view can’t be explained in words. If you ever take a chance to travel Delhi in August. Visit that place and get experience which could be not forgettable moment.

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