Festivals

India presents a cultural potpourri of number of religions with their own festivals and celebrations but the four major religions followed in India are Hinduism, Islam, Christianity and Sikhism in the descending order. There are a number of regional festivals which are celebrated in particular areas only. Bright colors, brightly lit religious places, illuminated houses, sweets and traditional dresses and dances and unwavering enthusiasm are the characteristics of all the festival holidays in India. Cuisine, dresses and ornaments, especially of the Indian women, with the profusion of golden, red and yellow colors, cultural and traditional performances and music, chariot and car procession of the deities and interesting folklores give the Indian festivals their universal appeal. The concept of universal brotherhood encompasses all the festivals of India and the vibrant colors, warm hospitality and infectious buoyant spirit of the Indians attract people from all over the world to take part in the Indian fairs and festivals.

Muslim Festivals

Muslims in India observe all the Islamic festivals that are celebrated in other parts of the world. In addition to the festivals, the days commemorating shrines in India and death anniversaries of saints, are also observed with religious fervor. All the Muslim festivals and observances in India follow the Islamic calendar, which has fewer days than the solar year. Therefore, ...

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Sikh Festivals

Guru Nanak Jayanti Guru Purab Holla Mohalla Lohri

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Christian Festivals

Christian festivals in the country have all the colour that is found in Indian celebrations. Christmas Easter Good Friday

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Buddhist Festivals

Buddhist festivals are centered more or less around events connected to the Buddha and the Bodhisattvas, the compassionate Buddhas who stay on the earth until everyone has been liberated. Buddha Purnima Buddhist Shrines Hemis Gompa Losar Ullambana

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General Festivals

India is a country where everyday there is a separate festival going on in some part of it. Boss Day Father’s Day Grandparents Day Mother’s Day Parents Day Valentine’s Day

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Jewish Festivals

The Jews or Jewish people represent an ethno religious group, whose ethnicity, nationality and religion are closely interlinked. The traditional faith of the Jewish nation is Judaism. There are 13.2 million Jews worldwide, according to the Jewish agency for Israel. While 5.4 million Jews are based in their homeland Israel, a thumping 5.3 million Jews are situated in the U.S. ...

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Zoroastrian Festivals

The Zoroastrian, or Parsi, community is the smallest major religious group in India. They number about 100,000, and are concentrated overwhelmingly in Mumbai city and in the state of Gujarat. Gahambars Jamshed Navroz Khordad Sal Zarthost No Deeso

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Rituals

Every year a lot of festivals in celebrated in India. These festivals are celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm and are looked forward for with a lot of eagerness. Although these festivals also share different kind of rituals. These rituals are very important in terms of the importance that is given to these festivals and the proper process that is ...

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