Festivals in India
Festivals in India are featured by gaiety, color, enthusiasm, rituals and prayers.
Foreign travelers are astonished to see the multiplicity of Indian festivals present in the society.
Diwali is the most prominent Indian festival that celebrates Lord Rama and Sita return from exile.
It is also known as the festival of lights. Diwali mostly falls between October and November and is celebrated with lots of enthusiasm.
Diwali is a splendid occasion with lighting lamps, visiting relatives, diyas, display of fireworks and feasting.
India being a diverse country has lots of festivals in India that revolves with festive celebrations, sweets and fun. The term festival itself brings people together and the thought of sweets and holidays starts revolving. India is a society having many religions and many festivals.
Hindus enjoy diwali, Muslims with id and the Christians enjoy Christmas. However, apart from these all the community and religion people celebrate three days in unison and they are 26th January, 15th August and the New Year on 1st January.
The other festivals in India that are in priority are the Dusshera that is celebrated by the Hindus. It denotes the victory over evil. Ramzan Id is a significant festival and long prayers and fasting is followed. All the wishes and prayers are believed to come true.
Christmas is celebrated every year as it marks Jesus Christ birth and this is one of the festivals in India and other countries in the world that celebrates with cakes and gifts.
Santa Claus brings cookies, gifts and the Christmas tree is decorated with depicts. Easter is also a significant festival falling in the March or April month.
Nearly 40 days fast is done followed by Easter and Good Friday. The Easter bunnies and eggs are the major attracting in Easter. Parsi community celebrates the Parsi New year as one of the important days as it marks the joy and prosperity.
August 15th is celebrated by Indians as the freedom day. Similarly, Holi is enjoyed to the core by all communities. This festival represents the initiation of summer season. This is a festive of colors and balloons are hit as fun.
The other festivals that are celebrated happily throughout India are the Baisakhi, Onam, Mahavir Jayanti, Pongal, Raksha Bandhan, Guru Purnima, Krishna Janmashtami, Children’s day, Kumbh Mela, Ganesh Chaturthi and many such festivals.
All these festivals shower joy and happiness and spread the message of brotherhood, happiness, joy and humanity within the family, community and others.