India is a place with rich festivals and various traditions and cultures. There are so many Celebrations done every year in India that revolve around the traditional myths, lord’s birthdays, relationships, seasonal changes, etc. Festivals are celebrated irrespective of caste or religion, which helps people come closer and create a strong bond of humanity.
Some of this festival include:
This festival of lights is probably the most important in Hindu culture. It is celebrated with lots of pomp and enthusiasm. It is known to bring prosperity and wealth to individuals and homes.
This festival of colors is celebrated all over the nation and marks the beautiful season of spring. Spraying colors on each other, enjoying traditional music, dancing together, and wild processions are some of the standard features of Holi.
Durga Puja / Dussehra
This festival is majorly celebrated in Western India. It shows the victory of good over evil. It is also known as Navratri and observed throughout 9 nights.
This day celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ that promotes tolerance, love, and brotherhood. People love to decorate their home and the tree and bring gifts for family members during this time.
That is the festival celebrated in the Muslim religion around the globe. This day celebrates after the fasting month of Ramzan, and people enjoy new clothes, delicious food, and prayer ceremonies.
Instead, some other famous festivals of India include RakshaBandhan, Lohri, KarvaChauth, Kumbh Mela, RathYatra, etc. With so many festivals to celebrate, Indians indeed have millions of reasons to rejoice. Furthermore, when students from different countries experience this joy of celebrations, it truly enhances the Indian culture.
Festivals and students
Right from childhood, infants in India are part of every festival celebration in the house. That helps them understand the rituals of each festival, and they develop a liking for the festivals and celebrations. As they grow older, they get fonder of these festivals. They want to celebrate it in its full potential to enjoy it thoroughly. You will notice many youngsters participating in Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Durga Puja, and Christmas. These festivals come closer to each other and the country and instill a feeling of patriotism.
It is the best way to understand India’s rich heritage of India and know about the importance of different festivals. Also, these festivals help students from across the world to know about India and its history. That creates a good reputation for our country globally, and we get an opportunity to spread our country’s rich heritage. Many schools organize a cultural exchange for the students that promote intercultural learning experiences. Cultural exchange programs encourage mutual understanding between students and the nation to learn the culture of other countries.
The spirit of celebration
Our age-old traditions have gifted the country with various festivals and fairs. Many tourists come to India to witness the multiple celebrations and revel in the enjoyment. Indians celebrate different moments like plowing day, harvesting day, changing seasons, and many more. Earlier, there was something to celebrate every day, so people had festivals 365 days a year. However, now with our busy schedules, we can celebrate only 8-10 festivals on an average in a year.