There are numerous of festivals celebrated in India. The country is known for its traditional celebrations and enjoyments. lets talk about the festivals the indians celebrate from january till december.
Every year 1st january is celebrated as the New Year which brings change in Calendar year and also changes in life. It brings new joy, enthusiasm, new opportunities. People tend to make resolutions on every new year.
This is the festival of Punjabis. In this everyone dance around the bonfire and play songs and the prasad of Til, Gajjak, Peanuts, Popcorn is distributed. Good fortune is considered for the ones who eats the prasad of Lohri festival.
Makar sakranti is a kite flying festival of india. It is celebrated in January across the country and has no fixed date. People celebrate it joyfully by wearing yellow colour as it is the colour of sun (lord surya) and fly kites.
This is a four day festival celebrated by most of Tamil people. Pongal is the dedication to the sun god. The Pongal Sweet Dish include rice and milk with the ingredients of cashew nuts, raisins, cardomom, and green grams and the prasad is made in the sunlight giving tribute to lord surya.
The festival of Maha Shivratri is celebrated every year on March 04 for honouring Lord Shiva and also it marks the day as Shiv Ji's marraige. The sacrament of this day is milk as called Bhaang.
Holi is known as the festival of colours and is celebrated across the world. This is a 2 day festival in which the 1st day is considered as the Holika Dahan Pujan and the 2nd day we play with colours. Every street becomes so bright and multi coloured.
This festival is the most celebrated festival amongst the Muslim Community and is also called the festival of breaking fast. In this festival the muslims have cuisines like sweet dish like Boeber made from rice and milk .
The festival for brother and sister relationship is called Raksha Bandhan. On this day sisters tie Rakhis to their brothers and brothers promise to protect their sister from every evil deeds. This festival is celebrated world-wide.
This festival is known as the birth of lord krishna. A very cheerful festival for the whole world. The people of Mathura and Vrindavan decorate the whole city with billions of flowers and they play with colours on this day. This occasions is like the birth of their own son to them.
Another festival of colours celebrated enthusiastically by the people of Maharasthra. In this fesitval everyone welcomes lord ganesha to their home, celebrate their homecoming and make Laddus as the prasad.
Onam is the annual hindu festival celebrated by the people of kerala. The people of Kerala enjoys this festival to the most. Eats cuisines like Sadhya, Sambar, Rasam, Avial, Pachadi, Thoran and many other things.
The festival of celebrating good overpowering the evil is called Dussehra. Everyone of you have heard the story of this festival. This festival is celebrated with lots of joy and every year many people makes the dummy of lord raavan and one person sets the dummy on fire which depicts the good over bad.
This festival is celebrated by the married womens. They keep fast for their husbands good health and long living and breaks their fast by seeing moon and their husbands food. This festival is celebrated across the whole country. This festival also shows the sacrifice a indian wife for her husband.
Deepawali or Diwali is the festival of lights and is celebrated as the homecoming of Lord Rama and Sita after 14 years of Vanvas. The whole country is decorated with diyas and lights and also fire crackers are burnt to celebrate and add happiness to the wonderful night.
The last festival of the year celebrated by the indians is the Christmas festival. This is a christian festival and is celebrated to give tribute to Lord Jesus. On this day, special christmas cake is baked and a song Jingle Bells is sung.