Popular Festivals and National Days in India

Dimitrios Vassiliadis


The people of India with their intense spirituality have developed through the centuries a number of festivals that aim to stimulate the spiritual and moral values ​​which highlight the ancient Indian scriptures, as well as the people’s relationships with the family and their environment. The holidays are spread in all seasons and add a touch of joy in the everyday life of Indians. Some are celebrated only by certain religious or local communities, while others are generally accepted and celebrated by all. This study aims to gradually incorporate and describe the most famous festivals of the contemporary India.



BASANT PANCHAMI – THE FESTIVAL OF SPRING


MAHA SHIVARATRI – THE WEDDING OF SHIVA


HOLI – THE FESTIVAL OF COLOURS


RAM NAVAMI


MAHAVIR JAYANTI


HANUMAN JAYANTI


EASTER & GOOD FRIDAY


VAISAKHI


BUDDHA PURNIMA


EID AL FITR


GANGA DUSSEHRA


INDEPENDENCE DAY


GANESH CATURTHI


TEACHER”S DAY


HINDI DIVAS


GANDHI JAYANTI


DUSSEHRA AND VIJAYA-DASHAMI


DIWALI – THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHT


BAL DIVAS – CHILDREN’S DAY


GURU NANAK GURPURAB


CONSTITUTION DAY


WORLD HINDI DAY


MAKAR SANKRANTI


REPUBLIC DAY

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