Gudi Padwa• Gudi Padwa refers to Maharashtrian New Year.• People start new activities on this day.• They decorate their houses with gudis and torans.• Puja is performed to the Gudi.
Parsi New Year(Navroz)• It is commonly known as Navroz• Parsis worship the sacred fire in their fire temple known as Agiari• They wear their traditional costumes on this day
Ramzan Eid• It is also known as Eid-ul-Fitr.• Muslims fast for the month of Ramadan.• They offer prayers(Namaaz)at the Mosque.• They prepare a special dish known as Sewiyan & share amongst their friends & relatives.
Dassara• It is also known as Vijay Dashami.• On this day Lord Rama defeated Ravana & killed him.• Houses are decorated with torans.• Crackers are also burnt signifying Ravan Dehan• During Navratri Dandiya Ras is performed
Diwali• It is also known as Deepavali ; a festival of lights.• New clothes are worn and crackers are lit.• Houses are decorated with Diyas & Rangolis.• Laxmi Poojan is performed.• Sweets and savouries are made & offered to Goddess Laxmi
• Guru Nanak founded the Sikh religion• His birth anniversary is celebrated with great joy every year• Greetings are exchanged amongst relatives• Procession is carried out to mark the celebration.
Christmas• Christmas/X’mas refers to the birthday of Jesus Christ.• Christians offer prayers to Jesus in the Church• Christmas is signified by the arrival of Santa Claus; who gifts children.• Christmas tree is decorated and cakes and other delicacies are prepared