15 Ideas for Indian Festivals Celebration
India is a rich land of culture and tradition, Indian festivals have magnified the beauty of this land. Every Indian celebrates this festival wholeheartedly throughout the year. Every festival has its own unique way to celebrate. Celebrating these festivals while you make a visit to India, a great chance to explore Indian culture and have fun.
Experience prominent festivals with beautiful land of rituals and traditions-
Diwali- Festival of Lights
Diwali is celebrated PAN India with full love and joy, it is the festival of lightning, candle, and beautiful earthen pots. This festival has a powerful message of the triumph of good over evil, and it is celebrated every corner of the country. Diwali is loved by all age groups, people enjoy the festival of lights by the beginning of the day with important pooja, followed by welcome Diwali night with new clothes, sweets, and beautifully scented candles. Houses are decorated with garlands and electric lights and colorful rangoli.
This is the festival to ignite the feeling of brotherhood and goodness in you and enlighten your mind and thoughts towards positivity. Every place in India has its own story to celebrate Diwali, it is dedicated to Lord Krishna in the Brij region and Lord Ram in Ayodhya. This festival is enjoyed by a lot of vigor and pomp.
Holi- Festival of colors
Holi is the festival of colors and is the most warm-hearted festival in India. Holika Dahan takes place a night before Holi, where relatives, family members gather and burn negative. From Holika night, color is splashed and legs are set to move on DJ.
This festival has gained popularity in the global sphere. It is celebrated by throwing and applying colors on each other, most of the people prefer to play with dry color ( Gulal) and the kids love to play liquid color with their beautiful water guns and filling colored water in the balloons.
Immerse yourself in the pink, green, red, black, and silver colors forget all the stress of the day, just enjoy with your dear and family members.
The most delicious dish Gujiya is made on this day, favorite of sweet lovers. In the evening people go to each other’s home and enjoy it.
In the south offerings are made to Kamadeva, Indian God of Love people of all regions enjoy this festival. If you are visiting India during Holi, don’t miss Mathura’s flower Holi you will love it and make the most mesmerizing memories over there. It is the festival of forgiveness and a new beginning.
Easter- Bunnies & Eggs
Easter is the time of Christain calendar when Christians remember the Death and Resurrection of Jesus. They believe that Jesus died for the wrongdoings and came back to life three days later to defeat the evil.
Easter eggs and bunnies are the main attraction of this festival, it is mostly observed in Goa, Kerala, Mumbai, and Andhra Pradesh. Big carnivals are organized in Goa and Kerala at the beach-side, pool parties are enjoyed with all age groups.
The beautiful backwater of Kerala and the marvelous architecture of Andhra Pradesh host this Easter celebration.
Unlike Christmas, when Jesus’s birth is celebrated, Easter is celebrated around the same time of the year when he was killed. Jesus died at the same time as the Jewish Passover Festival. It is a very busy time for all Christians, they go to the church and lit candles.
Ramadan- Holy Month
Ramadan is the holy month for all Muslims and the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar. It is the month of fasting, prayer, and togetherness. Muslims form an important part of cultural strata in India hence at the end of this month Eid is celebrated. This long fasting ends with joyful feasting. During this month false deeds, bad words or negative intentions towards anyone are as destructive of a fast as is eating and drinking. They offer prayer five times a day, are devoted to Allah.
During this holy month, they offer food, clothes, money, and books to earn the blessing from the needy one. During Iftar time, all Muslims gather at one local place and exchange foods and drinks, open their fast. Share meals with loved and needy ones, spread love during Ramadan month.
Raksha Bandhan- Sibling’s Love
It is a famous Hindu festival, depicting the love between brothers and sisters. On this day sisters tie rakhi on the brother’s wrist, in return he promises to protect her and moreover exchange of gifts are done. Multiple sweets with delicious taste and flavor are brought at home, siblings enjoy this festival with love and fun.
Dusshera- Victory of Goodness
Dusshera is called Vijaydashmi, this festival marks the victory of Lord Ram over the ten-headed demon Ravana, who abducted Sita. Dusshera symbolizes the victory of good over evil. It is celebrated on the 10th day of Navratri, observed in the month of Septemeber- October. It is North Indian Festival celebrated with fervour and fare. It incorporates Ram Lila, theatrical enactment of Ram’s life story. Ravan Mannequin is stuffed with firecrackers and set ablaze at night in open fields.
Ganesh Chathurthi is also called Vinayaka Chathurthi, a celebration of the arrival of Lord Ganesha to earth from ‘Kailash Parvat’. It is the 10 days festival marking the birth of elephant-headed deity Ganesha, the god of wisdom and prosperity. At the beginning of the festival, Lord Ganesha (statue) is placed in homes and decorated outdoor tents. Ganesha statue is anointed with sandalwood paste and red, yellow flowers. Lord is offered jaggery, sweet modaks considered to be Ganesha’s favorite food.
At the end of the festival, idols are carried to local rivers in huge processions accompained by drumbeats, devotional singing, and dancing. It is observed with great enthusiasm in Mumbai and Banglore, big carnivals are set for the next day people enjoy late night fun.
Indian festivals are full of fun, love and high energy. Every state has its own famous festival which they celebrate with full of devotion.
Celebrate and Enjoy!