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There are more than 50 festivals that Indian citizens celebrate in a year, irrespective of religion. Since people across the country follow different cultures, there are many festivals celebrated in different parts of India. Few of the festivals that most of Indians celebrate together are Maha Shivarathri, Makara Sankranthi, Diwali, Navarathri etc. More festivals are listed below.

Maha Shivaratri

June 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Maha Shivaratri is a Hindu festival celebrated annually in honour of the god Shiva. There is a Shivaratri in every luni-solar month of the Hindu calendar, on the month's 13th night/14th day, but once a year in late winter (February/March, or Phalguna) [...]


June 5th, 2016|Comments Off on Janmashtami

Krishna Janmaashtami is a Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Krishna, an avatar of the Hindu deity Vishnu. In Maharashtra Janmaashtami, popularly known in Mumbai and Pune as Dahi Handi, is celebrated with enormous zeal [...]


June 5th, 2016|Comments Off on Onam

Onam is the largest festival in the Indian state of Kerala. The festival lasts for ten days and is linked to many elements of Kerala's culture and tradition. Intricate flower carpets, elaborate banquet lunch, snake [...]


June 5th, 2016|Comments Off on Ugadi

The people of Maharashtra term the same festival, observed on the same day, Gudi Padwa. Sindhis, people from Sindh, celebrate the same day as their New Year day Cheti Chand.[1] Manipuris also celebrate their New [...]

Rama Navami

June 5th, 2016|Comments Off on Rama Navami

Sri Rama Navami is a Hindu festival, celebrating the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha and Queen Kausalya of Ayodhya. Rama is the 7th incarnation of the Dashavatara of Vishnu. The festival falls in [...]

Makara Sankrati

June 5th, 2016|Comments Off on Makara Sankrati

Sankranthi marks the transition of the Sun into Makara rashi (Capricorn) on its celestial path. Traditionally, this has been one of many harvest days in India. Makar Sankranti is a major harvest festival celebrated in [...]

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