Festivals of India

Festivals of India

  • Diwali
  • Independence Day
  • EID
  • Holi
  • Dussehra, Navratri and Durga Puja
  • Onam
  • Janmashtami
  • Pongal
  • Baisakhi
  • Raksha Bandhan
  • Guru Nanak Jayanti
  • Makar Sankranti
  • Ganesh Chaturthi
  • Saraswati Puja
  • Christmas
  • Bihu
  • Ram Navmi
  • Chhat Puja

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1. Diwali

  • Diwali is a festival of lights and Hindus celebrate it with joy.
  • This festival is celebrated in the Hindu month of Kartikamasam which falls sometime during October or November.
  • Celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness.
  • It is celebrated to mark the return of Lord Rama after 14 years of exile and his victory over the Demon Ravana.

2. Holi

  • Holi also known as the “Festival of Colours”.
  • Usually, Holi is Observed in the Indian calendar month Phalguna, corresponds to (mid of March).
  • it celebrates the victory of Lord Vishnu as Narasimha Narayana over Hiranyakashipu.

3. Dussehra, or Durga Puja

  • This festival is observed in the Indian calendar month of Ashwin, which corresponds to September–October month.
  • Durga Puja celebrates the victory of the goddess Durga over the demon king Mahishasura.
  • Durga puja is a widely celebrated festival in the Indian states of West Bengal, Bihar, Assam, and Odisha.

4. Onam

  • Onam is a harvest festival celebrated in the Indian state of Kerala.
  • Onam festival is celebrated to honor King Mahabali who visits “Kerala” at the time of Onam.
  • It is usually starts between mid-August and lasts up to mid-September.

5. Pongal

  • Pongal is the harvest festival of Tamil Nadu that falls in the month of (January-February).
  • It is dedicated to the Sun god and corresponds to the Makar Sankranti.

6. Raksha Bandhan

  • Raksha Bandhan is also known as Rakhi, sisters tie Rakhi on their brothers’ wrist.
  • Raksha Bandhan is observed on the full-moon day or Purnima in the Hindu calendar month of Shravan.

7. Baisakhi

  • Baisakhi is celebrated on April 13 or April 14 every year.
  • Vaisakhi is also marking Hindu or Solar New Year and also celebrating the spring harvest.

8. Makar Sankranti

  • Makar Sankranti is a festival which falls on 14 January every year.
  • This festival known as the kite flying festival in India.

9. Ganesh Chaturthi

  • The festival is celebrated in the Bhadra month as per the Hindu calendar which generally falls in mid-August to September.
  • It marks the birthday of the Lord Ganesha.
  • It is majorly celebrated in Maharashtra state.

10. Ram Navami

  • Rama Navami is a Hindu spring festival that celebrates the birthday of Shree Rama.
  • According to Hindu scriptures, Lord Ram was born on Ram Navami in Ayodhya on this day.

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11. Chhath Puja

  • This festival is observed by the people of Bihar and Utter Pradesh state.
  • The festival is dedicated to worship Lord Surya (The Sun).
  • This festival is observed on the sixth day of Kartik month.
  • Six days after Diwali, Chhath Puja is observed.

12. Eid

  • Eid is a festival of breaking of the fast and marks the end Ramadan.
  • The Islamic holy month of fasting, which is celebrated by Muslims worldwide.

13. Janmashtami

  • Janmashtami also known as Krishna Janmashtami
  • The Hindu festival celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna.
  • It is celebrated particularly in Mathura and Vrindavan.

15. Lohri

  • Lohri is the harvest festival of Punjab.
  • This is the harvest season for Punjabi farmers when they begin to reap their harvest of the Rabi crops mainly wheat.

16. Independence Day

  • Independence Day is celebrated annually on 15 August as a national holiday in India.
  • On this day India got independence from British rule on August 15, 1947.

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