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Places of India

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Festivals in India

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Republic Day (26 Janaury)

The Republic Day of India commemorates the date on which the constitution of India came into force replacing the Government Act 1935 as a governing document of India on 26 January 1948. On Republic Day every year a grand parade is held in the capital, New Delhi from the Rashtrapati Bhavan along the Rajpath, past India Gate. On the occasion the Prime Minister first unfurls the National flag, as the National Anthem is played, and a 21-gun salute is given. Next, important awards like the Ashok Chakra and Kirti Chakra are given away by the President, before the regiments of Armed Forces start their march past.

 

Guru Nanak Jayanti

Guru Nanak Jayanti is one of the most sacred festivals in Sikhism also known as Guru Nanak Devji Prakash Utsav, marks the birth anniversary of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak. Apart from Sikhs, the Nanakpanthi Hindus and other followers of Guru Nanak's also celebrate this festival.

 

Holi

Holi is a religious festivals celebrated by Hindus, it is also known as festivals of colours. Holi celebrated at the end of the winter season on the last full moon day of the luner month Phagun (February/March). Holi was a festival that commemorated good harvests and the fertile land. In addition to celebrating the coming of spring, Holi has even greater purposes. Hindus believe it is a time of enjoying spring's abundant colors and saying farewell to winter. Furthermore, Holi celebrates many religious myths and legends.

 

Baishakhi

Baisakhi is an ancient harvest festival celebrated across North Indian states, especially Punjab by all Punjabis regardless of religion. In Sikhism the Khalsa was founded on same day as the Baisakhi festival.

 

Eid-Ul-Fitr

Eid-Ul-Fitr also abbreviated to Eid, is an important Muslim holiday that marks the ends of Ramdan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. Eid is an Arabic word meaning "festivity", while Fitr means "breaking the fast". The holiday celebrated the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of down-to-sunset fast during the entire month of Ramdan.

 

Independence Day (15 August)

The Independence Day of India is celebrated on the fifteenth of August to commemorate its independence from British rule and birth as a sovereign nation in 1947. The day is a national holiday in India. All over the country, flag-hoisting ceremonies are conducted by the local administration in attendance. The main event takes place in Delhi, where the Prime Minister of India hoists the national flag at the Red Fort and delivers a nationally televised speech from its ramparts. The Prime Minister also pays his tribute to leaders of the freedom struggle.

 

Durga Puja

Durga Puja is an annual Hindu festival in South Asia that celebrates worship of the Hindu goddess Durga. The dates of Durga Puja celebrations are set according to the traditional Hindu calendar. he prominence of Durga Puja increased gradually during the British Raj in Bengal. After the Hindu reformists identified Durga with India, she became an icon for the Indian independence movement. In the first quarter of the 20th century, the tradition of Baroyari or Community Puja was popularised due to this. After independence, Durga Puja became one of the largest celebrated festivals in the whole world.

 

Gandhi Jayanti (2 October)

Gandhi Jayanti is a National Holiday celebrated in India to mark the occasion of the birthday of Mohandas Gandhi, the "Father of the Nation." He was born on October 2, 1869. Hence Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated every year on the 2nd of October. It is one of the three official declared National Holidays of India and is observed in all Indian states and union territories. The United Nations General Assembly announced on 15 June 2007 that it adopted a resolution which declared that the 2nd of October will be celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence.

 

Diwali

Diwali is a famous festival of India, mostly celebrated by Hindus. It is one of the most important festivals of the year and is celebrated in by performing traditional activities together in their home. For Jains, Diwali marks the attainment of Moksha or Nirvana by Mahavir in 527 BCE. During Diwali all the celebrants wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks with friend and family members.

 

Christmas

Christmas is an annual celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, celebrated generally on December 25. Christmas is a very important festival for Christians. It is also celebrated by an increasing number of non-Christians.