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There is a huge list of Indian festivals that are celebrated by people in India. It is a well known fact that India is a secular country and it is a home for many religions. Each religion has at least 9 – 10 festivals celebrated every year. Apart from these religious festivals, people also celebrate historic days in Indian history as Indian National Festivals. The national festivals such as Independence day, Republic Day, May day are celebrated across the country. Other popular festivals such as Makara Snakranti, Diwali, Holi, New year, Dussera, Ramzan, Christmas, Budh Poornima, Mahveer Jayanti are also observed.

Independence Day

Independence Day of India is celebrated on Fifteenth of August to commemorate its independence from British rule and its birth as a sovereign nation in 1947. The main event takes place in New Delhi, the capital city of India, where the Prime Minister hoists the national flag at the Red Fort and delivers a nationally [...]

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Rath Yatra

Ratha Jatra or Rath Yatra is a huge Hindu festival associated with Lord Jagannath held at Puri in the state of Orissa, India during the months of June Most of the city's society is based around the worship of Jagannath (Krishna) with the ancient temple being the fulcrum of the area. Ratha yatra, the Festival [...]

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Christmas or Christmas Day is a holiday observed generally on December 25 to commemorate the birth of Jesus, the central figure of Christianity. The date is not known to be the actual birthday of Jesus, and may have initially been chosen to correspond with either the day exactly nine months after some early Christians believed [...]

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Holi is a spring religious festival celebrated by Hindus. In West Bengal and Orissa of India it is known as Dolyatra (Doul Jatra) or Basanta-Utsav (spring festival). The most celebrated Holi is that of the Braj region, in locations connected to the god Krishna: Mathura, Vrindavan, Nandagaon, and Barsana. These places have become tourist destinations [...]

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Diwali or Deepavali, popularly known as the "festival of lights".For Hindus, Diwali is one of the most important festivals of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes. Deepavali is an official holiday in India, Diwali commemorates the return of Lord Rama, along with Sita and Lakshman, from [...]

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