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FESTIVALS OF INDIA

Indian festivals Play an important role of culture and traditional background. The indian festivals are colorful part of each and every indians. India has the rich celebrations of important festivals like Diwali, Pongal, Onam, Mahasivrathri, Gokulashtami, etc. According to the nation, India has the festvals like Independence Day, Republic Day, Gandh Jayanthi, etc. India has many types of festivals. They are religious festivals, National Festivals and events.


Religious Festivals includes Hindu festivals, Christian festivals, Buddhist festivals, Islamic festivals, Jewish festivals and Sikh festivals. Every region celebrates their festival according to their regional customs and rituals. The commonness in all the celebration is that it celebrates humanity. Some of the common rituals, which are followed in most of the festivals, are processions in the streets, decoration of homes and sacred places such as temples and traditional places. Religious festivals have elaborate prayers, traditions, customs and rituals attached to them. The elaborate celebration and the multitude of festivals in India, each with their own unique legends and significances often awe the foreigners who come to visit India.

LIST OF FESTIVALS - 2011

New Year's Day 1st, January Tamil New Year 14th, April
Lohri 13th, January Easter 24th, April
Makara Sankranti 14th, January Id- Ul - Milad * 15th, February
Republic Day 26th, January Raksha Bandan 13th, August
Vasanth Panchami 8th, February Gokula Astami 22th, August
Maha Shivratri 3th , March Independence Day 15th, August
Id - Ul - Zuha * 6th, November Gandhi Jayanthi 2nd, October
Holi 20th, March Dussera 6th, October
Ram Navami 12th, April Diwali 26th, October
Mahavir Jayanthi 16th, April Govardan Puja 27th, October
Muharram 26th, November Guru Nanak Jayanthi 10th, November
Baisakhi 14th, April Id-Ul-Fitr * 30th, August 
Good Friday 22nd, April Christmas 25th, December

RELIGIOUS FESTIVALS OF INDIA - 2011

Hindu Festivals National Festivals
January,14th
Janaury, 26th
March, 3th
August, 15th
March, 20th
October, 2nd
Telugu New Year
April, 4th
Christian Festivals
April,14th
Palm Sunday
April, 17th
Ram Navami
April, 12th
Good Friday
April, 22nd
Mahavir Jayanthi
April ,16th
April, 24th
September, 9th
December , 25th
August, 22th
Buddhist Festivals
September, 1st
Paranirvana Day
February, 8th
October, 6th
May, 17th
October, 26th
Dharma Day
July, 15th
Jewish Festivals Sikh Festivals
Purim
March, 20th
Birthday of Guru Gobind
January,5th
Passover 1st day
April, 19th
April, 14th
Jewish New Year
September, 28th
Martyrdom of ArjanDev
June,16th
Day of Atonement
October, 8th
November, 10th
Tabernacles
September, 23rd
TeghBahadur Martyr Day
November, 24th
Islamic Festivals Other Festivals
Id-Ul-Zuha *
November,6th
Valentines' Day
February,14th
Al- Hijira( Muslim Newyear)
November, 26th
Doctor's Day
March, 30th
Muharram
November, 26th
May,1st
Milad-Un-Nabi*
Feburary, 20th
May,8th
Id-e-Milad
March, 1st
June,20th
Lailat-Al-IsrawaAl-Miraj
June,29th
August,7nd
Ramadan 1st
August, 11th
September,5th
Id-ul-fitr
August, 30th
Grand Parent's Day
September,11th
August, 30th
November,14th