Indian calendar boasts of a plethora of festivals. Every season here brings
with itself an occasion to rejoice. In India the whole year people witness a
rhythmic cycle of vibrant festivities. Every moment during festivals is
expressed with colour, dance, music and drama. Let's have a dekko at the
various adrenalin boosting affairs.
- Holi is one of the major festivals of the
Hindus. Its popularity knows no confines and is celebrated all over the
nation with full pomp and gaiety. It is feted every year on the full moon
day of Phalgun. The festival is accompanied by traditional instruments and
folk music and dances. Splashing colours on one another is also a major part
of this festival. In the state of Uttar Pradesh, Holi is a special occasion.
In places like Mathura, Vrindavan, Nandgaon and Barsana, the festival is
held on a large scale. In Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat, Holi is
celebrated with the same fervour.
- This festival is celebrated in the month
of October and is one of the popular festivals in India. The festival is
celebrated as a victory of good over evil. On Dussehra Lord Shri Ram killed
the great demon Ravana.
- Onam is the harvest festival celebrated in
the state of Kerala in the end of August or the beginning of September. On
the day of Onam boat races are also organised. The festival is also famous
as Snake boat race festival.
- Diwali alias festival of lights is always
one of the most awaited festivals of the Indians. It is one such such
festival that holds great significance in the lives of many. Held around
October-November, the festival has great historical significance. Several
candles, earthen lamps are lit on this occasion.
- This festival is one of the
holiest festivals of the Hindus celebrated in the month of end of October or
the beginning of November. The festival is quite a rage in Bihar where the
people make ritual offerings to Sun God near the banks of the rivers.
- This festival is a symbol of great
bonding that is shared between a brother and a sister. It is a pledge that
is exchanged between a brother and a sister, where the brother makes a life
time promise to protect his sister for lifelong and the sister ties a thread
around her brother's wrist.
Eid- Ul Fitr
- This is the biggest festival of the
Muslims. This festival is celebrated in the month of Ramzan and is well
known for its perfect timings and rituals. It is believed that the Koran was
revealed to Prophet Mohammed in the month of Ramzan.
- For Christians from all across the
globe, Christmas is the biggest festival and also one of the national
festivals in India. It is celebrated in the month of December of 25th to
commemorate the birth of Lord Jesus. The festival brings with itself great
time of enjoyment where people send greeting cards to the friends and family
members, decorate Christmas tree and prepare cakes.
- For the women in India, the festival
of Karvachauth holds great importance. The festival is celebrated nine days
before diwali around October- November. On this very day the women keep
fasts for the long lives of their husbands and offer prayers.
- Sonepur Fair is a visual extravaganza
held during Kartik Purnima in Bihar, where devotees offer prayer to Lord
Shiva and participate in the biggest cattle fair of Asia.
When it comes to colourful festivals, the land of Rajasthan surpasses
others. The festivals of Rajasthan are vibrant, appealing and full of fun
and frolic, offering everyone a chance to rejoice. Tourists from worldwide
register their visit to Rajasthan to enjoy themselves to the fullest in the
happening times of festivals.