5 Grand Celebrations In India
The land of the festival and fairs that keep the celebration and merriment going all year round.
India, with its diverse culture, has been prolific in the matter of festivals. Each ethnic background has carnival that is celebrated over a week, and that is different for every cultural background. This makes the whole year a well-distributed array of blithe occasions. Be it religious, global or patriotic, when it comes to India, there is no barrier for feasting and being a part of it. Here are the grandest of ceremonies that will bring a smile to your face and make you want to be a part of them all.
The festival of lights unites the whole of India and is the most anticipated celebration of the year. The triumph of light with beautiful fireworks, hand-painted Diya, clay lantern, string lights and decorating the home with colourful rangolis adorned with twinkling lights is what makes the festival stand out in the break of the winter season.
The summer season in India is welcomed with the festival of Holi which drapes the entire country with colours. The analogy of triumph of good over evil, and colouring each other in organic-rich shades of red, blue, yellow, green, it sure makes the country more colourful!
The four days celebration is a Keralans festival that portrays the rich heritage of Kerala to commemorate the homecoming of the mythological King Mahabali. The traditional Kathakali dances, water sports, beautiful flower decorations adorning each house makes it a celebration worth participating in. The serving of food in banana leaves makes the age-old tradition of uniting family to a feast even more homely and warm.
- Pushkar Camel Fair-
The best time to visit the golden grains of the desert would be during the Pushkar Mela. Celebrated every year, the owners of camels beautifully decorate them to buy and sell livestock. Rajasthan tourism has taken it up to demonstrate the rich culture of the tribes. It is attended by people from all over the world.
- Makar Sankranti-
Makar Sankranti is the celebration of the sun passing back in the Northern Hemisphere, bringing back its glow and warmth. The whole of North celebrates it by flying brilliantly coloured kites in the blue sky. A kite friendly zone is also made in Jaipur where the people don’t want their strings to be cut.