5 Most Popular Festivals Of All times based in India

5 Most Popular Festivals Of All times based in India

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.

1. Diwali

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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


Devotees carry an idol of Hindu elephant god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, into the water from Girgaum Chowpatty beach before immersing it in the waters of the Arabian Sea on the last day of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai September 11, 2011. Idols of Ganesh are made two to three months before the day of "Ganesh Chaturthi", a popular religious festival in India. The idols are taken through the streets in a procession accompanied by dancing and singing, to be immersed in a river or the sea symbolizing a ritual send-off of his journey towards his abode in "Kailash", while taking away with him the misfortunes of all mankind. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)

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.

3. Eid-al-fitr

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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.

4. Christmas

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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.

5. Holi

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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.

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