Eid-ul-Fitr means ‘festival of breaking the fast’, this festival symbolizes faith. The festival is celebrated based on an Islamic belief by following the form of social practice. All are the Muslim on this day wear new clothes and perform the namaz. After performing the namaz their prayers they exchange good wishes of the festivals. During the festival exchange of gift and sweets greeting their neighbours.
‘Eid-ul-Zuha’ is a very famous festival of Muslim’s, also known as ‘Eid-ul-Adha’ in Arabic.it is a festival of sacrifice. On this days Muslim’s community sacrifices a goat or Bakr to commemorate the sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim. On this day, all are the Muslim’s perform the namaz, then sacrifice the goat then, meat is divided into three parts: the family retains one-third of the share, another third is stored and the other third is given to the poor and needy.
Diwali is the festival of lights, almost every house and street is decorated with candle, lamps, and lights. After defeating Ravana when Lakshman, Sita and Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya after fourteen years of deportation. People of Ayodhya welcomed them with lighted oil lamps.
Holi is one of the most colourful festivals of India. The reason of celebrating, In ancient times there was a Holika, a satan sister of satan Hiranyakashyap who attempted to burn Prahlad (son of her brother) in the big fire by taking him in her lap. Prahlad was a true devotee of God who was protected from fire by the God, however, Holika was burnt and changed to ashes. It is celebrated every year in the month of Fagun (March) by the people of Hindu religion.
Dussehra is a Hindu festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil and Dussehra is also called Vijayadashmi. It falls every year in the month of September or October before twenty days of Diwali festivals. The reason for celebrating, in ancient time Lord Rama was engaged in a battle against the demon Ravana for nine continuous days. After battle finally day Lord Rama got the victory by killing the demon king Ravana. The festival is Vijayadashmi indicates the victory of truth over evil power.
Navaratri/ Durga Puja:
Durga Puja is the favourite festival of the Hindus people of eastern India, this festival is dedicated to the worship of Goddess Durga. it is also called Navaratri in some parts of the country and Durga puja mostly celebrated in West Bengal, Assam and Bihar.
Maha Shiv Ratri:
Maha Shivaratri’ is one of the most important festivals of Hindus, it’s celebrated on the month of February or March according to the Hindu Lunar calendar. On this day, it is believed that Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati married. Maha Shivratri is celebrated various parts of India like Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, and Jammu and Kashmir.
Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the major festivals of India of the Hindu religion, which is largely celebrated the India state of Maharashtra. It is celebrated as a birth anniversary of the Lord Ganesha, on this day Lord Ganesha is worshipped all over India. Besides that Ganesh Chaturthi celebration is most celebrated in states like Goa, Karnataka, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh. Maharashtra.
Baisakhi is one of the popular festivals in India. It is a famous festival in the state of Punjab and it is celebrated with happiness and excitement especially by the Sikhs. On this day Gurudwaras are cleaned and decorated and Farmers thank god for good crops and offer prayers for the bountiful harvest in next season.
Baisakhi festivals are Celebrated in Various Parts of India:
In Kerala this festival is known as Name Vishnu, in Assam Besakhi is celebrated for 7 days also is known as Rongali Bihu, on this day Cows are worshipped and it’s celebrated in West Bengal and Bihar.
‘Raksha Bandhan’ is a famous festival of Hindus that celebrates brotherhood and love and it is also called festivals of ‘Rakhi’. On the day, sisters pray for brother’s safety, and the brothers also promise about sacred relations with sisters. Sisters fasten Rakhi on the brothers’ hands. Brothers offer the gift and money for their sister. It’s celebrated all over India.