PARSI NEW YEAR
These are celebrated predominantly
in the southern part of India.
This harvest festival marks the
commencement of the sun's journey to
the Northern Hemisphere.
People take dips in rivers and
worship the sun.
REPUBLIC DAYThe anniversary of India's
establishment on 26th January 1950 is
celebrated as Republic Day.
All the state capitals resound with
the beating of drums and parading of
Great parades are held, the Indian
army force marches, the national
anthem is sung. These are a common
sight in Delhi.
These are followed by floats and
dancers from all parts of the
1. This is one of the most
and also the most
2. It heralds the advent of
spring and the end of
3. It is celebrated by
water and powder at
4. On the eve of Holi,
bonfires are built to
destruction of the evil
It is a major Jain festival
and commemorates the
birth anniversary of
Mahavira, the 24th and
last Jain Tirthankar.
It is a day of prayer.
There are celebrations
in all Jain temples and
pilgrimages to Jain
Navroj is the first day of the first month of the
Men, women and even children wake up early, have a bath and
dress up in new clothes. They decorate the threshold and steps
of their houses with colored powders, light incense.
After breakfast all the family members go to the nearest
Fire Temple or Agiary as it is called. After the "Jashan"
ceremony all people greet each other by saying "Sal Mubarak".
»The word Navratri literally means nine nights in
Sanskrit, nava meaning nine andratri meaning nights.
» During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms
of Shakti/Devi are worshiped.
» The 10th day is commonly referred to as
Vijayadashami or Dashera.
A. Coming with the new moon, the festival marks the end
of 'Ramadan' - a month when Muslims fast
throughout the day and eat only at night.
B. Prayers, feasts and family get- together are the major
highlights of the celebrations.
C. It was during this month that the holy Koran was
revealed. Eid means recurring happiness or festivity.
D. Eid is celebrated in India by visiting the mosques to
attend Salatul Eid (Eid prayers). Greetings of "Eid-
Mubarak" or "a blessed Eid" are exchanged.
¤Janmashtami is the joyful celebration of Lord Krishna's birth
¤Major celebrations of Krishna Janmashtami takes place at
midnight as Krishna is said to have made his divine appearance
in that hour.
IT IS A DAY WHEN SISTER TIE RAKHI TO BROTHER AND TAKES A
PROMIS FROM HIM THAT HE WILL ALWAYS TAKE CARE OF HER