Festival Celebrations in India
India is a land of many cultures and religions. India is a mixture of different castes, religions, languages, traditions and cultures. And with different cultures and religions, there are different festivals celebrated in India every year. While some festivals are celebrated regionally, others are celebrated nationally, the whole country as one, united and liberated. Each festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and Great Spirit.
India has Hindu’s, Muslims, Sikh’s, Christian’s and various other religions, and each religion has its own festival to celebrate.
Holi – Holi is the festival of colours and celebrated all over India where people throw colour or gulal at each other.
Diwali – The festivals of Lights. People decorate the houses and light with beautiful diya’s and people burn crackers and have traditional food.
Navratri – Navratri is the festival of worship of Goddess Durga and her nine manifestations for nine nights. It is one of the most auspicious occasions of the Hindu community.
Ganesh Chathurthi – Ganesh Chathurthi is the celebration of birth of Lord of Prosperity Lord Ganesha; elaborate celebrations take place as Chariot processions take place.
Raksha Bandhan – Raksha Bandhan is a festival to celebrate the bond of love between a brother and a sister, where a brother promises his sister that he will always protect her.
Onam – is a popular harvest festival of Kerela, and is celebrated to welcome the great King Mahabali. Onam is also famous for the snake boat race which is a great tourist attraction.
Id-ul-Fitr – one of the most important Muslim festival, where people celebrate Id after observing fasts for the complete month of Ramadan.
Christmas – the festival of the Christians, that celebrates birth of Jesus Christ on the 25th of December every year.
With a multitude of religions and important festivals celebrated on a common land by the people of different communities, the people of India celebrate each festival with great pride and oneness, thus showcasing the integrity among all the fellow Indians.