MOST FAMOUS FESTIVALS OF INDIA

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India a land full of vivid culture and rich heritage is known throughout the world as “The Land of Festivals” only place in the whole world where you would find people celebrating the way of life. 

Here are some of the most popular festivals in India, which are celebrated throughout the country

1. Diwali

The most prominent festival is celebrated throughout the country. Also known as the festival of lights people decorate their houses with clay lamps, rangolis and wear a new dress to participate in family puja & exchange sweet with friends, families & neighbors. Varanasi is known to host the greatest Diwali celebration throughout the country

2. Holi

Known as the “festival of color” it is one of the most famous festivals in India which is known throughout the world. During this festival, people gather & apply the colors of various hues on each other. Children carry water balloons & water guns. The famous city of Mathura turns colorful during this festival

3. Dussehra

The festival which signifies the triumph of good over evil is celebrated in different forms throughout the country. It is concluded by burning a huge statue of Raavan. 

4. Ganesh Chaturthi

One of the most celebrated festivals in India. This festival is celebrated by bringing Lord Ganesha for the consecutive days of 1,3,5,7, or 11 depending upon the priority of the worshippers. Pujas are performed every morning and evening. The last day of the festival is known as visarjan, where the idol of Lord Ganesha is immersed in water bodies. The whole of Maharashtra turns devotional during this festival and even schools and colleges are declared holidays 

5- Durga Puja

This festival is celebrated all over the country but it is quite famous among the people of Bengal. People fast for 7-8 consecutive days and worship goddess Durga followed by songs (also known as Bhajans) and dance

6- Eid-Ul-Fitr

The main festival of the Muslim community in India. It is celebrated by attending prayer in the early morning. People invite friends and relatives to their houses and exchange sweets (Sheer khurma) and wish each other Eid Mubarak. Children wait for their elders to offer them eidi.

7- Christmas

The festival is celebrated all over India. Marking the birth of Jesus Christ this festival brings joy and happiness, churches are decorated and a procession is organized by the Christian community where people get a glance of Santa Claus

-Vinayak Nair