Being a spiritual country festivals is at heart’s of people in India.
India is home to different religions all living in peace with different cultures and traditions and they all celebrate their festivals with joy.
The following popular festivals in India will provide you a with truly memorable experience.
Diwali is mainly a Hindu festival but it is celebrated by all the religions. It’s a five day festival that represent start of Hindu’s New Year. This festival is also known as festival of lights. On This all Hindu families worship Lord Ganesha and goddess Lakshmi.
2. Ganesh Chaturthi
This eleven day festival honors the birth of Hindu god Lord Ganesha. The start of festive sees huge and well crafted statues of Lord Ganesha which is installed in homes. At the end the statue is paraded through streets with singing and dancing and then submerged in the rivers or seas.
This festival is celebrated by Muslims all over the world and it marks the end of the fasting season called “Ramadan”. The word ‘Eid’ means ‘festivity’ and ‘Fitr’ is taken from ‘Fatar’ which means ‘breaking’. Muslims celebrate this festival by greeting and hugging each other, wearing new clothes and distributing gifts and sweets. Most common food item is eaten during this festival is vermicelli cooked in sweetened milk.
Christians in India and all over the world celebrate Jesus Christ’s birth on Christmas Day, which is annually held on December 25. The celebrations are most noticeable in states where there are many Christians. But together with Christians, other religions too celebrate this festival with as pleasure and joy as Christians.
Holi is festival of colours which is celebrated for two days in the spring harvest season. People throw coloured powder and water all over each other, have parties and dance under water sprinkler.