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Famous Festivals In India

Festivals in India are celebrated with great passion and joy. Even the foreigners who arrive in India get overwhelmed after watching the Indian festivals. In India, numerous numbers of festivals are celebrated.

Top 12 Festivals and Celebrations of India

  • India is a country full of vibrant holidays and festivals. Whether it’s a Hindu celebration, Islamic holiday, or regional festival, you will find that there is almost always something being celebrated in India.
  • Indian festivals have always drawn travelers from around the world not only because of their gorgeous colors and boisterous participants but also because they are a great way to have meaningful experiences with the local people and see the country at its most joyful.
  • In this article, we will talk about the top festivals in India including Diwali, Holi, the Pushkar Camel Fair, and many more. Stick around till the end to get some tips about experiencing your first Indian festival.

1. Diwali

Diwali, or Deepavali, is also known as the Festival of Lights and is India’s most anticipated and biggest festival of the year. Diwali is a Hindu holiday that celebrates the triumph of light over darkness with fireworks, clay lanterns called diyas, and string lights.

Diwali typically takes place in late October or early November. During the 5 days of celebration, the whole country is covered in twinkling decorations and burning clay lanterns. This holiday is a time for family gatherings, large meals, and gift-giving.

2. Holi

The legend behind Holi begins with the demon Holika who was defeated by the hero Prahlada under the guidance of Lord Vishnu. To celebrate the destruction of the demon, on the night of the full moon in March a statue of Holika is symbolically burned and the death of the demon is celebrated the following day with color fights, laughing, dancing, singing, and parades.

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FAMOUS FESTIVALS IN INDIA
1.  Diwali
2. Holi
3. Dussehra
4. Eid-Ul-Fitr
5. Raksha Bandhan
6. Gurupurab
7. Christmas
8. Pongal
9. Onam
10. Bihu
11. Hemis
12. Maha Shivratri
13. Ganesh Chaturthi
14. Chhath Puja
15. Bhai Dooj

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