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India is a country that is well known for its vast population and its culture. In India, people of different cultures live. People in India belong to different religions like Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Jainism etc. As there are different religions there are different practices and festivals. There are a number of festivals are celebrated by the peoples in India. This is the only country perhaps one can witness festivals of different kinds that are celebrated.

In India, people celebrate festivals all over the year. Festivals arrive one after the other and celebrated by different people. The festivals celebrated in India are well known for its colorfulness and things like sweets, sparklers, dresses etc. People in India celebrate different festivals in a colorful manner. Tourists from other parts of the world admire on these festivals and take part in the celebration. Some festivals are celebrated separately by the people of north and south India whereas some festivals are common for all the people in the country.

Let us see some of the colorful and major festivals of India

Diwali

This is one of the major and colorful festivals of India. This festival is celebrated by a large number of people in both north and south India. This festival is famous among Tamils which is popularly known as the festival of lights. This festival is celebrated grandly throughout the country. This festival celebration includes new dresses, sweets, colorful sparklers fireworks, online crackers etc.

Mainly, five days are observed as Diwali. Dahnteras, Choti Diwali, Badi Diwali or Lakshmi Puja, Govardhan Puja and Bhai Duj are the five days of the Diwali celebrations. Each of these days has its own significance and history related to the divine celebration.

Holi

This is the festival of colors. This festival is celebrated as an identity of victory of the good over evils. The celebrations of this festival are through a carnival of colors. This festival is held in the month of March every year where people thoroughly enjoy with each other by smudging colors on each other’s face. Children mix colors in liquid form, put them in the spray gun and spray them on each other. Colors mixed with water are also filled inside tiny balloons and thrown on the people. Bhaang, a mixture made from cannabis plants is also consumed during this festival.

Ganesh Chathurthi

This is also a major and colorful festival of India. This festival is celebrated as a common celebration of people in all over the country. This festival is celebrated to praise the Lord ‘, Ganesh’. This is celebrated in the month of September where people celebrate the birth of Lord Ganesh. People construct massive idol of lord Ganesh and devoted these idols with prayers.

Eid

This is the festival of Islams that is people belong to the Muslim religion. The Islamic people in the country celebrate Eid also called as Ramzan. The Islamic people are in fasting throughout the Ramzan month and finish their fasting on this big day. On this day, people wear new dresses and read Namaz and share their love and blessings.

 


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