Celebration in India

India, a multicultural, multilingual and an extremely diverse country that always attracts the eyes of the whole world because of its innate characteristic of unity in Diversity. India is habitat for almost each and every religion present on this earth. People from different religious background not only live here happily but they are allowed to follow their own beliefs, tradition, culture and religion without any hindrance.

In such an assorted country different and that to uncountable celebrations and festivals are obvious. The Indian calendar is one long procession of festivals. There are innumerable national, regional, local, religious, seasonal and social festivals celebrated in India. Considering the fact that India is the land of gods, goddesses, saints, gurus and prophets, Indian celebrations by varied cultures through their special rituals add charm to the great heritage of Incredible India.

Some Indian celebrations welcome the seasons of the year, the harvest, the rains, or the full moon. Others celebrate religious occasions, the birthdays of divine beings, saints, and gurus or the advent of the New Year. A number of these festivals are common to most parts of India. However, they may be called by different names in various parts of the country or may be celebrated in a different fashion but essence of all the festivals is same and that is to celebrate life!

Every January, the Republic Day Festival is held in Delhi. The high-spirited Hindu Holi festival in February is celebrated in the northern part of India by throwing red powder and colored water. The Ganesh Chaturthi festival is widely celebrated, but especially in Maharashtra. Another Hindu festival, Diwali, honors several gods and is celebrated during November over a period of five day. After that, there is Eid, Gurunanak jayanti, Guru Parv, Makar sakranti, and the list goes on like this. There are more than 90 festivals celebrated over a year in our Incredible India by various communities. India itself is an epitome of celebration.