5 Most Joyful Festivals Celebrated In India
What is the best time to visit India? What is the best time to see the best colours of the Indian society? If you want to experience the strength of social fabric of a society then join the celebrations of that society. The different forms of diversity in India endow the Indian society with a lot of celebrations and festivals. So, we are writing a Indian travel guide for you with Indian festivals in mind. Here are the top 5 Indian festivals reflecting the unity in diversity of this South Asian peninsula. Visit India during any of these festivals.
According to the history, it is a Hindu festival. But it is not. You will find small earthen lamps on walls and roofs of all homes. Religion never matters when this festival of lights and happiness arrives. You will find people exchanging sweets and kids buying and bursting firecrackers. This festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and vigor. This festival holds special religious significance among Hindu, Sikh and Jain communities.
According to the history, the festival of Holi is also a Hindu festival. However, the entire nation celebrates this festival of colours. This festival symbolizes the victory of truth over evil. People put their grudges aside and refresh healthy relationships. You will hear people saying “Bura Na Mano Holi He” (don’t mind it’s Holi). People rub Gulal (powder colour) on each other’s face. This is an energetic and lively festival.
This is a Hindu festival that is a nine-day celebration. According to the Hindu mythology, there are nine forms of the Goddess of Shakti (Power). All the nine forms are worshipped during these nine days. This festival also symbolizes the victory of truth over evil. When you are in India during these nine days, don’t miss the traditional dance forms Dandiya and Garba.
India is an agriculture nation. Farmers celebrate Baisakhi as a harvest festival. This festival also marks the beginning of the Sikh New Year. So, this festival is of great significance for millions of Indian farmers and millions of Sikhs.The festival of Baisakhi is celebrated with great enthusiasm. When you are in India on April 13, don’t miss the traditional Bhangra and Gidha dances.
Ramadan / Eid-ul-fitr
This festival marks the end of Ramzan, the holy Islamic month. The entire Muslim community gathers together in mosques for special early morning Eid prayers. This Islamic festival celebrated by the entire nation with joy and love.
These are the top 5 festivals celebrated in India. However, there are several other major festivals that are equally joyful. Hope you will find this Indian travel guide pretty helpful.