In Inda, People celebrate plenty of festivals every year. Some of them are Diwali, Holi, Eid, Rakshabandhan, Onam, Makarsankranti, Durgapuja, Janmashtami, Ganesh Chaturthi, Gurunanak Jayanti, Shivratri, and much more.
Indians celebrate festivals on Big scale. They spend money to buy expensive kinds of stuff, food, clothes to celebrate these festivals and enjoy the day.
Colors, Songs, Dances, Prayers, and oil lamps are typical for Indian Festivals.
India has a large population of various religions. And they all celebrate their own religious festivals.
Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, and Sikhism are the other major religions in India. Some festivals are unique to local areas or states, while there are other vibrant festivals celebrated throughout the country.
10 Most Popular Festivals of India
Diwali is the most popular festival in India. Visiting India in October/November (Diwali Time) is all about lights, Sweets, and Shopping.
As India boasts of diverse cultural heritage, each region celebrates Diwali in its own special and unique ways as people visiting various tours will become witnesses.
However, the history behind the celebration of Diwali is the same in all regions and is based on the great victory of Lord Rama over the demon Ravana.
People burst crackers and wear new clothes in Diwali to celebrate the victory of Lord Ram.
Although this festival is for ten days, rituals and ceremonies are observed in the last six days. The last day of Durga Puja is known as Dashami or Dussehra. The festival is also known as Navratri.
The festival usually takes place between the months of September and November and is widely celebrated in eastern India.
States of other parts like Delhi and Karnataka also celebrate this festival. Thus, we can say that this festival is celebrated with great fanfare across the country.
4. Ramadan Eid (Eid-ul-Fitr)
5. Ganesh Chaturthi
Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with great pomp in Maharashtra and other South Indian states. People buy Ganesha idols and worship it for ten consecutive days. After the tenth day, the idol is immersed in a river or sea.
6. Guru Nanak Jayanti
7. Ram Navami
The festival day begins with offering prayers to the Sun and then singing devotional songs in the afternoon, at which time Lord Rama was believed to be born.
The celebrations are the grandest in Ayodhya as the birthplace of Lord Rama and a popular tourist destination, especially for Hindu devotees.
8. Ooty Summer Festival
During the festive period, people wear new clothes, visit temples, perform traditional dances like Kaikottikali.
The main theme of this festival that no one can remember is the row of boats in the rhythm of drums. Excursions to the famous Kerala backwaters during this festive season can include exciting boating events that entice any traveler.