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Diwali, a festival of lights, is a Hindu festival which originated in India, but is now celebrated all over the world. It celebrates the triumph of good over evil and of light over darkness....

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Christmas,literally meaning 'The Mass of Christ'.The Christmas is a traditional holiday in the Christian. To mark the auspicious beginning of New Year, people wear fresh new clothes and clean up their house.....

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Makar Sankranti is one of the most auspicious day for Hindus, and is celebrated in almost all parts of the country in myriad cultural forms, with great devotion, fervor & gaiety. Lakhs of people take a dip in places like...

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 The Holi is a popular festival celebrated during the ten days preceding the full moon of Phalgun. The name is a corruption of the Sanskrit word Holka, meaning 'half-ripe corn', and seems to....

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 Festivals

Ganesh Chaturti

Nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est

Ganesha, the son of Maheshwara(Shiva) and Parvati is a favourite god with all sections of the Hindu population. He symbolises Hinduism's basic concept of OM. He is therefore called Omkaramurthi. Ganapathi temples of various types and sizes are found everywhere....


Dussehra

dussehra, vijaya dasami

Dusshera is known by different names in different parts of the country. The rituals and custom too differ from region to region but the tradition of burning cardboard models of Ravana, his son Meghnad and brother Kumbhkaran is observed commonly in nearly all states.


Rakhi

rakhi, raksh bandhan

Raksha-Bandhan a major festival of Hindus specially dedicated to brothers and sisters falls on Shravan poornima of Hindu calendar. The day symbolizes the love of brothers and sisters.he festival is of hindus but it is observed by people of other religions too.

Durga Puja

Durga Puja in Bengal

Durga Puja is most important festival of Bengal. It is celebared all across india by Bengali community. The main puja is done for 3 days named as - Mahasaptami, Mahaastami & Mahanavami. People believe that during 4 days of festival Goddess Durga visit her mother from her icy abode in Kailash.

Guru Nanak Jayanti

rakhi, raksh bandhan

Guru Nanak Jayanti a major festival of Sikh community. Jayanti is called Birthday in English. Guru Nanak Dev ji founded sikh religion and is the first of the 10 Sikh guru. The Birthday of Guru Nanak ji is celebrated as Guru Nanak Jayanti.

Sankranti

Happy New Year

Sankranti or Makar Sankranti is a Hindu festival. Every Year it is celebrated on 14th January. Makar (capricorn) is a Hindu zodiac sign. Sankranti means to change direction. According to Hindu calendar, Makar sankranti occurs when sun changes its direction northwards from Dhanu Rashi (Sagittarius) to enter the Makar Rashi (Capricorn) in the month of Poush

Ganga Sagar Mela

Keystone

Gangasagar Mela or Gangasagar fair is the biggest mela in state of West Bengal. The fair is held on Sankranti on a place where the river Ganga and the Bay of Bengal form a connection together. Thus the name called Gangasagar Mela came into picture

Magh Bihu

Ober Gatlinburg

Bhogali Bihu or Magh Bihu is celebrated in Mid January mainly in Assam to celebrate good harvest. Sweets and gifts are exchanged on this dance. Main attraction of this festival is - special dance called Bihu dance is organized. The song and ddance continue whole night. Next Morning people take holy bath.

Pongal Celebrations

Lake Placid

Pongal (Tamil: தைப்பொங்கல்) is a festival to celebrate good harvest. Pongal is celebrated mainly Tamils in Tamil Nadu, south Indian states , Pondicherry and in Srilanka. Lohri is festival celebrated in north India for good harvest. In USA Thanks Giving is celebrated for good harvest. Pongal in Tamil language means boiling over. The boiling over of milk in the pot of clay symbolizes prosperity and material abundance . Thai Pongal, celebrated at harvest time, is traditionally intended to thank the Sun God and helped create the prospertiy.

Lohri

Mount Shasta

Lohri is celebrated on Jan 13 night. Lohri is celebrated for various reasons - to celebrate good rabi crops. It is also considered last day of winter. It is tied with Makar Sankranti too as Lohri is celebrated on last day of Paush and next day sun moves into Capricon sign.

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