Noted Indian filmmaker, author, and writer, Siddharth Katragadda, very rightly said, “The greatness of a culture can be found in it’s festivals.” And our beautiful country is the perfect example of this adage.
A rich and splendid amalgamation of various cultures, castes, creeds, communities, and their respective festivals and beliefs, India has it all. Each equally glorified and distinguished! Our festivals are celebrated with much gusto and fervour across all borders. Yes, that is the beauty and appeal of our unique traditional occasions. Don’t you agree?
Starting from January right up till December, we have something going on every month. And that is what keeps us going as well. We do need something to break the monotony, right? In these celebrations, one can get a clear glimpse of the conventional ways of merry-making on special occasions.
In our culture and festivals section, we will take you through an exciting journey. And acquaint you with some lesser known and surprising facts about festivals that you have been celebrating since childhood. There is more. We will also give you unique ideas to celebrate these much-awaited occasions. Not only that, we will also have grab-now offers on every special day to make it more memorable for you and your loved ones.
The excitement in the air when our festivals are approaching spreads everywhere. Whether it is a significant one or a smaller one, they are all looked forward to. Of course the much-awaited Diwali, Eid, Christmas, Durga Puja, Ganesh Chaturthi, Dussehra, and Holi have a charm of their own. Raksha Bandhan, Sankranti, Janmashtami, Shivratri, Onam, Pongal, Gurpurab, Lodhi are some of the prominent festivals celebrated with passion and veracity. Even Valentines Day, Yoga Day, Women’s Day, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day have been embraced by Indians with open arms, giving them a special place in their lives. This speaks a lot about the secular culture of our nation. To not only accept everything with a smile but also colour yourself in its shades.
There is something you can sense and smell in the air just before these big days are approaching. The feel of the large-scale merry-making – yummilicious delicacies, new clothes, meeting near and dear ones, exchanging presents, and lots of fun.
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The festival of restrain, eliminating negativity, and starting afresh – Ramadan – falls in the ninth month of the lunar calendar. It is believed that Allah revealed the holy book of Islam, Quran, to Prophet Muhammad during this period. Want to know more such interesting Ramadan traditions and facts from across the globe? We have them all for you.
We all face weight issues around festivals. And why not? Those special delicacies are just too good to be resisted. Interestingly, many of the celebration goodies are named after the cities they originated in. For instance, Kutchi peda – a must-have in Gujarat during Diwali and other special days – belongs to the land of Kutch. And hence its name. There are lots more such facts regarding specialities. Check them all out here.
How many of you wait for Karvachauth – the festival of getting all dolled-up? Well, we are guessing many of you do, right? Here is a very unique take on this day of love and devotion through the eyes of an equally devoted and loving husband.