festivals of india

Festivals of India are gems in the crown of Indian culture. They exude the ways India expresses its most colorful beauty. Festivals are celebrated round the years with great enthusiasm and gaiety. They reflect religious, cultural as well as seasonal diversity of the country. People say India has more festival than the days in a years. That is why, you will also see several festivals celebrated simultaneously. It has a complete mosaic of festivals and fairs.

Some festivals are celebrated in connections with the change in season, the birthdays of God and Goddess, prophets and saints, great historical happenings or of religious reasons. Further more, each regions has its different calender and special occasions to celebrate. Roads and houses are cleaned and decorated, they are made shining with lights. Markets and shops are crowded for festival shoppings. New attire, dance, music and rituals-all add unique and joyful to Indian festivals. Diwali, Holi, Raksha Bandhan, Bhai-Duj, Dussehra, Eid Ul Fitr, Baisakhi Festival, Durga Puja etc.