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Festivals of India

Every day in India is a celebration. There was a time when festivals in India is was celebrated every day of the year.

Sister tying RakhiCultural festivities in India is vast and varied ranging from the festival of colours to the festival of light. India remains in a festive mood throughout the year because of the innumerous festivals it celebrates. Popular festivals include Durga Puja, Ganesh Chaturthi,  Shivratri, Ugadi, Ratha-Yatra, Raksha Bandhan, Dussera, Id-ul-Fitr. India also celebrates harvest festivals such as Pongal, Sankranthi, Nuakhai etc. The unique, colorful style of these festivals attract tourist from all over the world.

Traditions have been passed through the ages considering the rich history of the country with various religions and customs. Each period in Indian history has shaped its culture which has impacted the way people of this country celebrate.

Each religious segment of the population has its own festivity. Festivities vary by region, state and even locations each adding its own charm and fervour to it.

Kerala is popular for the harvest festival and the Snake Boat race while Maharashtra for the Ganesh Puja.

Interesting Facts Of The Celebration Of Neel Shasthi In Bengal
Interesting Facts Of The Celebration Of Neel Shasthi In Bengal

Neel Shasthi has a very emotional and a traditional value in the life of all Bengali Mothers, Many times an…

Poila Boishakh The Ultimate Say Of Celebration For All Bengalis
Poila Boishakh The Ultimate Say Of Celebration For All Bengalis

Shubho Naboborsho'r Priti o Shubhechcha Poila Baisakh, the ultimate day of Celebration for all Bengalis. As the name referes, 'Poila' meaning…

Bakrid The Muslim Festival Of Sacrifice
Bakrid The Muslim Festival Of Sacrifice

How I remember my Bakrid!!!! Bakrid a major festival in the Muslim religion. The roads of India itself describe the…

Saraswati Puja The Celebrate The Season Of Love In The Bong Way
Saraswati Puja The Celebrate The Season Of Love In The Bong Way

Expression of Love, is an emotion to be expressed aloud (at least sometimes),it  is always delightful to be loved. In…

Ugadi New Beginning With Properities And Happiness
Ugadi New Beginning With Properities And Happiness

Celebration has always been a highlight in India and when it is to begin a new year, the celebration is…

The Tradition Behind The Crafting Of Idol In Kumartuli
The Tradition Behind The Crafting Of Idol In Kumartuli

The DurgaPuja!! one of the most famous and cherished part of Bengal, its about the Pandals, the idols, the lighted…

The Interesting Fact Of Manasa Puja Festival In Bengal
The Interesting Fact Of Manasa Puja Festival In Bengal

Many people being born and brought up in Kolkata and other part of India, are not much aware of Manasa…

Goa Carnival: A Major Attraction For Tourists Across The Globe
Goa Carnival: A Major Attraction For Tourists Across The Globe

Goa, the name itself gives us this chilling vibe isn’t it? Well as we know the beautiful town of Goa…

The Ultimate Exposure Of Fairs And Festivals In Tripura
The Ultimate Exposure of Fairs and Festivals in Tripura

There is saying that "Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." However, if they syndicate then there…

Makar Sankranti: A Festival All About Prayers, Sweets, And Kites
Makar Sankranti: A Festival All About Prayers, Sweets, And Kites

In just 2 days India would again celebrate the festival of kites, til chikki, Khichidi and much more. Yes Makar…

Ramzan
Ramzan

Ramzan is the most important & significant month for the muslim communities all over the world. Muslims observe fasting throughout…

Muharram
Muharram

Muharram is the first month in Islamic calendar which is considered as the second most important month after Ramadan. The…

Alluring Places In India To Celebrate Christmas
Alluring Places in India to Celebrate Christmas

It is a good time now since it is the time of the Santa Claus coming to the town now!…

Delight In The Fairs And Festivals Of Himachal Pradesh
Delight in the Fairs and Festivals of Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh state is the land of the traditional diaspora. The people in Himachal Pradesh, each and every day is…

Hemis Festival Of Ladakh, An Unbelievable And Exceptional Fair
Hemis Festival Of Ladakh, An Unbelievable And Exceptional Fair

India’s absolute enormity in diversity makes it home to uncountable numbers of vibrant and colourful festivals. While some of these…

Lohri – The Bonfire Festival
Lohri – The Bonfire Festival

Our Indian culture is full of colourful festivals and vibrant traditions that bring friends and family together for stimulating chat,…

Guru Nanak Jayanti/Gurpurab: The Festival Of The Gurus
Guru Nanak Jayanti/Gurpurab: The festival of the Gurus

Our country India, possess diverse culture and heritage thus depicting the versatility and real essence of culture regardless of caste,…

Baisakhi -The Harvest Festival Of Punjab!
Baisakhi -The harvest festival of Punjab!

One of the major festivals of Sikhs, Baisakhi festival falls on the first day of Vaisakh month as per the…

Diwali – The Way I Remember It
Diwali – The way I remember it

Diwali is one of the most loved and celebrated festival in the Indian calendar and household. Its appeal is felt…

Famous Shakti Peethas To Visit This Navratri
Famous Shakti Peethas to visit this Navratri

Navratri has already begun and this is the time of the year when people from worldwide are all set to…

Naropa 2016 – The Kumbh Mela Of Great Himalayas
Naropa 2016 – The Kumbh Mela Of great Himalayas

The Naropa 2016 carnival is the biggest Buddhist festival at the Himalayas and is estimated to be attended through over…

The ecstasy on earth called the Jammu and Kashmir is the home for many rich and ethnic heritages, moreover the…

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi ! Ganapathi Bappa Moroya
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi ! Ganapathi Bappa Moroya

Ganapathi Bappa Moroya! And the he finally has arrived . Yes, the much awaited Ganesh Chaturthi has begun . Well…

Gujarat’s Kite Flying Festival
Gujarat’s Kite Flying Festival

The state of Gujarat is vivacious with the famous Kite Festival which is celebrated with colors of joy and life.…

Ganesh Chaturthi: Mumbai’s Biggest Festival
Ganesh Chaturthi: Mumbai’s Biggest Festival

The remarkable festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most popular festivals in India. It’s a 10 day Hindu…

Krishna Janamashtami : The Birthday Of Lord Krishna
Krishna Janamashtami : The Birthday Of Lord Krishna

Here is me wishing all you people a very happy Janamashtami. While we all celebrate Lord Krishna birthday today ,…

7 Things To Know About And Do In Kolkata’s Durga Puja
7 Things To Know About And Do In Kolkata’s Durga Puja

Durga Puja is that time of the year, when you would be seeing a different sight of Kolkata. Trust me…

Momentous And Traditional Festivals Celebrated In Goa
Momentous and Traditional Festivals Celebrated in Goa

Not only Goa is known for the magnificent golden beaches in a row with credible palm trees, the glittering blue…

Simhastha Kumbh Mela – The Pride Of Ujjain
Simhastha Kumbh Mela – The Pride of Ujjain

Simhastha Kumbh Mela - The Pride of Ujjain Kumbh mela is an active fair that occurs every 12 years in…

Vivid Colours Of Navratri In India
Vivid Colours Of Navratri In India

Navratri essentially means nine nights, that time of the year which is celebrated in almost all corner of India. Yes,…

Carnivals And Festivals Celebrated In Karnataka
Carnivals And Festivals Celebrated In Karnataka

There many collections of interesting and lively celebrations linked with Karnataka state and their people. These carnivals and festivals celebrated…

Ratha Yatra: The Chariot Festival Of The Triad Gods
Ratha Yatra: The Chariot Festival of the Triad Gods

We have seen the triad deities Lord Jagannath, Lord Balaram, and Devi Subhadra on the gigantic chariots and millions of…

Raksha Bandhan
Raksha Bandhan

Photo by Divik In India, most customs and rituals are symbolic representations of a larger meaning. This is expected, considering…

Sindoor-Khela: All Married Bengali Women’s Favorite Ceremony
Sindoor-Khela: All Married Bengali Women’s Favorite Ceremony

Photo by Arindam Mitra.... Sindoor Khela or the game of smearing vermillion is one of the much-awaited ceremonies of Bengali…

The Secret Of Cultural Festival Of Andhra Pradesh
The Secret of Cultural Festival of Andhra Pradesh

Multicolored cultures and the tradition of its state are portrayed in their state festival. Apart from the national festival the…

Diwali
Diwali

Diwali is the biggest and very important five-day festival for all the Indian communities. The third day is considered as…

VallamKali – A Traditional Culture Of Kerala
VallamKali – A traditional culture of Kerala

Onam is an important festival in Kerala, every year during harvest period this festival is celebrated in a grand way.…

Pongal The Harvest Festival Of South India
Pongal the Harvest Festival of South India

Nearly half of the India population exist in villages, where numerous of them depend on the source of agriculture. You…

Onam
Onam

Onam is a very popular and important festival in Kerala (a southern coastal state of India) and it is celebrated…

Gudi Padwa- The Maharashtrian New Year
Gudi Padwa- The Maharashtrian New Year

Gudi Padwa My son has been asking for the ‘sugar cubes’ since he woke up this morning. No, it’s not…

Saraswati Pooja
Saraswati Pooja

Saraswati Pooja Saraswati, the goddess of education, music and art culture is adulated in various parts of the country. The…

Famous Festivals Of Maharashtra
Famous Festivals of Maharashtra

Famous Festivals of Maharashtra Situated on the western region of the India, Maharashtra is the third largest state of the…

Haryana Festivals – Lohri To Gugga Naumi
Haryana Festivals – Lohri to Gugga Naumi

Haryana Festivals India is a land of Unity in Diversity and Haryana, one of the Hindi speaking states celebrates some of…

Makar Sankranti
Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti Festival Makar Sankranti is celebrated widely across the country and in different names. It is celebrated as Pongal…

Uttar Pradesh Festivals – A Reflection Of Secular Spirit
Uttar Pradesh Festivals – A Reflection of Secular Spirit

Uttar Pradesh Festivals - Reflection of Secular Spirit Uttar Pradesh is truly a reflection of secular spirit. Festivals of varied communities…

Chhath – Dip In The River Banks
Chhath – Dip In The River Banks

Chhath One of the most popular festivals in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand states in India as well as in…

Diwali – Festival Of Lights
Diwali – Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights / Diwali A time to get together; a time to lighten our spirits and a time to…

MahaSivaratri
MahaSivaratri

Maha Shivaratri is a Hindu festival celebrated in reverence of the god Shiva. It is the day Lord Shiva was…

Diwali
Diwali

Diwali is the festival of light. It is celebrated as a celebration of good over evil spread over 5 days.…

Onam
Onam

Onam is the harvest festival of Kerala marking the beginning of the first month of the Malayalam calendar. It is celebrated…

Raksha Bandhan
Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu festival that celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters; the festival…

Rakhi – A Celebration Of Bond
Rakhi – A celebration of bond

Rakhi - A celebration of bond Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan - I was woken up today early on a Saturday…

Navratri Festival
Navratri Festival

Navratri Festival Nav means “Nine” and ratri means “night”. Navrati is a festival spread over nine nights. Navratri celebrates Shakti…

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