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Major Festivals

Target Tours India Pvt Ltd.India is a wonderful country with lots of festivals. Nowhere in the world will you see so many festivals as in India. Being an ideal melting pot of different religions and cultures, India is bound to have so many festivals and their grand and unique celebration.

Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian, all fairy and coolly enjoy their respective festivals throughout the year. Diwali, Eid, Christmas and Guru Nank Jayanti are the prime festivals of India, and celebrated with great joy and fervour. Some of the major festivals of India have been described below:




Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti is an auspicious day for the Hindus all over India. The day is celebrated throughout India in varied cultural forms, with great commitment, zeal and joy.

Holi

Holi is a major Indian festival of the Hindus, and celebrated in the Hindu month of Phagun. Holi is the festival of colours and people enormously enjoy the festival by smearing colours and water on each other.

Baisakhi

The northern Indian state of Punjab and Haryana celebrate the festival of Baisakhi with great joy and gusto. Farmers get delighted as soon as the festival approaches, as Baisakhi marks the harvesting time of Rabi crops.

Krishna janmashtami

Janmashtami Festival marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, and celebrated in the month of August or September.

Onam

Onam beautifully displays the prosperous cultural heritage, magnificent past and rich traditions of Kerala. The spirit of Onam catches the attention of millions from across the globe, great vivacity and fervour

Ganesh Utsav

Ganesh Utsav is celebrated across India as the birth of Lord Ganesha. Lord Ganesha is considered amongst the revered Indian Gods for Hindu Mythology. The festival falls usually in the months

Durga Puja

Durga Puja is a grand festival of Bengalis, dedicated to Ma Durga, the Goddess of power, and commemorates the triumph of the goddess over the demon Mahishasura.

Navratri

Navratri is also a major festival of the Hindus, and lasts for a period of nine days, the festival is dedicated to Goddess Shakti.

Dussehra

Hindus fervently celebrate Dussehra Festival, and it’s celebrated all over India with same intensity. The festival also marks the victory of good over evil, and it marks the Lord Rama’s victory over the king Ravana Lanka.

Diwali

Diwali is probably the biggest Indian festival in terms of celebration, and also known by the name of "the festival of lights". Diwali is celebrated almost in each and every city of India with equal zest and joy. The festival is celebrated to commemorate the Lord Rama who returned home after rescuing Sita Mata and killing Ravana, the demon king.

Bhai Dooj Festival

Bhai Dooj Festival is celebrated in the month of October or November just one day after the festival of Diwali. It’s the day of brothers who enjoy gifts and sweets from their sisters.

Eid Festival

Eid festival is celebrated all over the world by Muslims and the festival is biggest in terms of significance for the Muslim community all over. Eid is celebrated twice a year, and celebrated according to the Muslim.

Guru Nanak Jayanti

The birthday of Guru Nanak Dev is celebrated in the form of Guru Nanak Jayanti. Sikhs celebrate the birthdays of all the ten gurus.




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