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Most Celebrated Festivals of India

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Most Celebrated Festivals of India

As students, you need to be aware of the popular festivals of India. Here, we list some of the popular festivals celebrated in India.

By Pratibha Yadav 04th Feb, 2015 12:47 pm

As students, you need to be aware of the most celebrated festivals of India. Here, we list some of the popular festivals celebrated in India.

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Holi

The festival of colours Holi is an important festival for Hindus. It spreads the message of friendship and brotherhood. On this day, people play with colours and embrace each other, thereby showing love and affection.

Eid

Eid, also known as Eid al-Fitr, is celebrated by Muslims to mark the end of Ramadan. Ramadan is the holy month of fasting. On the occasion of Eid, people prepare Sheer Kurma and call their friends for a feast. They even dress in new clothes and celebrate this festival with great enthusiasm.

Raksha Bandhan

This festival celebrates the bond between brother and sister. On this day, sisters tie a sacred thread Rakhi on their brothers’ wrist. Brothers pledge to protect their sisters from every difficulty.

Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated in various parts of the country, but the enthusiasm in Mumbai is a little more. It is a ten-day festival where the idol of Lord Ganesha is brought home and kept until immersion. The sight of Ganesh Utsav is worth seeing in the country.

Navratri

Navratri actually means nine nights. This festival is celebrated for nine days, or to be more precise, for nine nights. Goddess Durga is worshipped during these days. Dandiyas and Garbas are a common sight during Navratri. After Navratri, Dusshera is observed on the tenth day, where Raavan is burnt and victory of Lord Rama over evil is celebrated.

Diwali

The festival of lights Diwali is another popular festival. As a child, you must be very enthusiastic about Diwali. Right? Well, the preparations for Diwali start much in advance. People clean their houses, shop for new clothes, ornaments and appliances. We worship Goddess Lakhsmi on the occasion of Diwali. And, how can we forget crackers and fireworks, probably the best part of Diwali for you.

Onam

It is the ten-day harvest festival that marks the homecoming of the mythical King Mahabali. People decorate the entrance of their houses with flowers arranged in beautiful patterns. This is done to welcome the king. People are served food on banana leaves. Dancing, games and snake boat races are all part of this beautiful festival.

Christmas

Christmas is celebrated on 25th December all over the world. The festival marks the birthday of Jesus Christ. Although Christmas is a Christian festival, it is widely celebrated by non-Christians as well. People bring home a beautiful Christmas tree and decorate it with lights, stars, bells and other decorative materials.

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