Popular Festivals and National Days in India
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
DHANTERAS & DHANWANTARI JAYANTI
DIWALI – THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHT
MAKAR SANKRANTI & HARVEST FESTIVALS