Saturday, September 25, 2010

India Fairs Festivals

Year long celebration of festivals

Indians celebrate fairs and festivals throughout the year. India is a vast country with different cultures and religions where people of different religions live and celebrate festivals with great enthusiasm, pomp and gaiety. Most of the Indian festivals revolve around the prayers, traditions, customs and rituals that have been going on since ages. There are also festivals that are being celebrated due to change of seasons.

India - A popular Tourist Spot

The color with which India celebrates its festivals offers a lot of thrill and excitement to tourists visiting India. Now, India is driving much tourists and this is a well known fact that India is a popular tourist destination. These colorful and lively fairs and festivals give a good reason for the tourists to visit India and it also gives a truly fascinating experience of our culture. The festivals like the Republic Day on 26th January and Independence Day on 15th August are celebrated throughout India irrespective of caste and creed.

Diwali festival

One of the popular festivals of Hindus, Diwali or Deepawali festival gives the message of victory of good over evil. After 14 years of exile, when Lord Rama came to home with his wife Devi Sita and brother Laxman, the people lit their homes with diyas, candles, lamps . Goddess Laxmi puja is also carried on the same day. The Diwali festival is being celebrated since 100 of years ago.

A festival for all religions

Muslims celebrate the festival Id with fasting and prayers. Christians celebrate Christmas festival on 25th December and Sikhs celebrate Guru Purab. Festivals provide joy and happiness to all. More Indian festivals include Holi, Lohri, Onam, Baisakhi, Pongal, Buddha Jayanti, Mahavir Jayanti, Guru Purnima, Raksha Bandhan, Krishna Janmashtami, Gandhi Jayanti, Kumbh Mela, Ganesh Chaturthi, Children’s day etc.

Boon for tourism industry

India is known for its fascinating archaeological sites and monuments, architecture of the different religions, exquisite crafts and rare wildlife. A lot of hospitable people greets you everywhere you go in India. A stunning experience of snow capped mountains, sun-kissed beaches, lush green landscapes, sparkling backwaters and much more can be seen. India offers a variety of unmatched colorful travel. Because of the vibrant culture of the country, these fairs and festivals are a boon for the Indian tourism industry, as most of the people visit India during this time.

During these colorful events people from all walks of life whether from different sects, castes and religions come together and join in the celebrations. Many processions are held, prayers are offered, gifts are exchanged, sweets are distributed and people dance and sing during this multicolored extravaganza of the Indian people.

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