Top 5 Festivals in India



Here Are Top 5 Festivals in India




1.DIWALI

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Diwali is also called Dipavali. Diwali is the festival of lights, celebrated each autumn by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists in the Northern Hemisphere (Spring in the Southern Hemisphere). One of the most popular and Famous festival of Hinduism.





The Awesome Festival Diwali is symbolizes the "victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge about ignorance". Light is a metaphor for knowledge and consciousness. During the celebration, temples, houses, shops and office buildings are illuminated. The preparations and rituals of the festival usually last five days, the highlight being the third day coinciding with the darkest night of the Hindu lunisol Kartika.

Date- 27 October


2.EID-UL-FITR



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Eid Ul Fitr is also called the "Festival of the breaking of the fast", is a religious festival celebrated by the Muslims of the whole world on the occasion of the end of the Ramadan, sacred month islamic of the fast. This religious Eid (Muslim religious holiday) is the first and only day of the month of Shawwal in which Muslims are not allowed to fast.

The festival celebrates the end of the 29 or 30 days of fasting from sunrise to sunset throughout the month of Ramadan. The day of Eid Ul Fitr therefore falls on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. The start date of each lunar month Hijri varies depending on when the new moon is sighted by local religious authorities. The exact day of the celebration therefore varies according to the localities.

Islamic Date- 1 Shawwal

3.RAKSHA BANDHAN

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Raksha Bandhan is a traditionally Hindu ceremony, which occupies a central place in a festival of the same name, celebrated in India, other parts of South Asia, and among culturally-influenced people of the world.

On raksha bandhan day, you are a talisman, or amulet, called rakhi around the wrists of their brothers, protecting it symbolically, receiving a gift in return and traditionally investing the brothers with a share of responsibility to sister. their potential care. Raksha Bandhan is observed on the last day of the Hindu lunar calendar of Shraavana, which usually falls in August. The manifestation "Raksha Bandhan", Sanskrit, literally, "the bond of protection, obligation or care", is now mainly applied to this ritual. Until the middle of the twentieth century, the expression was more common to a similar ritual, organized with the same day, with priority in the ancient Hindu texts, in which a domestic priest attached amulets, charms or threads to the wrists of his brother. moguls, or change their sacred thread, and receive gifts of money; this is always the case in some places. On the other hand, the brother-sister festival, derived from the folk culture, had names that varied according to the place, some being translated by Saluno, Silono and Rakri.

Date- 15 August

4.MAKARA SANKRANTI

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Makara Sankranti is also called Maghi. Makara Sankranti is a feast day of the Hindu calendar, dedicated to the deity Surya (sun). It is observed every year in January. It marks the first day of the passage of the sun in Makara (Capricorn), marking the end of the month with the winter solstice and the beginning of longer days.

Makara Sankranti is one of the few ancient Indian festivals observed by solar cycles, while most festivals are defined by the lunar cycle of the Hindu lunisol calendar. As a festival celebrating the solar cycle, it almost always has the same Gregorian date each year (January 14), except for certain years when the date is shifted by one day for that year.

Festival Date : 14 January ( Depends on Hindu Calendar)


5. HOLI

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Holi is a popular Hindu festival, originating from the Indian subcontinent. The Holi Festival celebrates mainly in India and Nepal, but has also spread to other parts of Asian Country and parts of the western world through the diaspora of the Indian subcontinent. Holi is popularly known as the Indian "Spring Festival", the "Festival of Colors" or the "Festival of Love".

  The festival means the arrival of spring, the end of winter, the blossoming of love and, for many festive days, meeting others, playing and laughing, forgetting and forgiving, and to repair broken relationships. The Holi Festival also celebrates the beginning of a good spring harvest season. It lasts one night and one day, from the evening of the Purnima (full moon day) inscribed in the Vikram Samvat calendar, in the Hindu month of the month of Phalgun, which falls around the middle of March in the Gregorian calendar. The first evening is called Holika Dahan (fire of the demon holika) or Chhoti Holi and the next day, Holi, Rangwali Holi, Dhuleti, Dhulandi or Phagwah.

Date: 9 March