Various Festivals of India


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Various Festivals of India

  1. 1. Name-Shrey & Tanmay STD-7TH ROLL NO- 32,33 SCHOOL- KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA
  2. 2. Diwali The Diwali is an important Hindu festival. It falls in November,twenty day days after the Dussehra. On this day Rama returned to Ayodhya with Lakshmana and Sita after an exile of fourteen years. People showed their joy by lighting earthen lamps on roofs of their houses at night. Diwali means deepawali or a row of lights. Two or Three days before the festival, people get their houses white-washed and cleaned.
  3. 3. Holi The Holi is a festival of colours. It is an important festival of the Hindus. It is held in the beginning of spring. Nature seems to awake from her deep sleep. Trees bring forth new leaves. Flowers begin to bloom. On this day, people begin moving about in streets, wearing coloured clothes and having dry powered colours in hands. They rub ‘gulal’ and colours on the faces of their friends and relatives and wish them a happy and prousperous life.
  4. 4. Dussehra The Dussehra is a famous festival of the Hindus. It is celebrated in the memory of Rama's victory over Ravana, the demon King of Lanka. The festival lasts for ten days. ‘Rama Lila’ showing the different scenes from the life of Rama is staged at night. People go to see it and learn many important lessons. They come to know how good triumphs over evil in the long run. During the festival days there is a great hustle and bustle in the bazaars.
  5. 5. The Independence day The 15th of august 1947, is a very important day in the history of our country. It was on this day that India become Independent. On this day our first prime Minister, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, unfurled the National Flag at the red fort for the first time. All the people, irrespective of their cast, colour and creed, celebrate this day every year amidst great rejoicings.
  6. 6. The Republic Day January 26 is or Republic Day. We celebrate it every year. It was on this day in 1950 that India became a Sovereign Democratic Republic and had a constitution of her own. The Republic Day is celebrated all over the country with great pomp and show. In Delhi it is celebrated amidst great enthusiasm and joy. A special parade is held on this day.
  7. 7. Children’s Day The 14th of November is celebrated as children’s Day. It is the birthday of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of free India. Has an importance of its own. Pandit Nehru had a great love for children. He wanted to be among them, talk to them and play with them. The children also loved and respected him and called him ‘chacha Nehru’’.
  8. 8. Christmas All the countries and nations of the world have their own festival. They give a change and relief to tried and troubled minds of the people. Christmas is the greatest festival of the Christians. It is celebrated with great enthusiasm. It falls on 25th December every year. It is the date when Jesus Christ was born. It is like Krishna janmasthami of the Hindus. Christians believe that god has sent Christ, his son to save humanity from the sins.
  9. 9. Id-Ul-Fitr Id is an important Muslim festival. It is performed with great enthusiasm by the Muslim in India. This festival is celebrated after fasting for 30 long days. The festival comes at the end of Ramzan month according to Muslim calendar. The month of Ramzan has a great importance for Muslims. They take it as a period to purify their souls. They prepare themselves to live a holy life.
  10. 10. The Baisakhi Fair The baisakhi is the first day of the new year according to the Hindu calendar. To celebrate it, people go to the bank of a canal or river near their village or own in the morning and have dip in the water. It is considered to be very holy to bathe at the river on that day. The day is anxiously looked forward to and immensely enjoyed by the people of all religions. Schools, collages and offices are closed to allow the people to enjoy the day. On this day the farmers begin the work of harvesting.
  11. 11. The Onam Kerala is an Indian province which is beautiful in nature surroundings. Here different festivals are celebrated as in other states of the country. ‘Onam’ is their chief festival. This festival is celebrated in the month of shravan according to the solar calendar. There is a tell-tale behind the celebration of this festival. It is said that Kerala was reigned by a king known as Mahabali in ancient times. People in his state were happy happy. His glory terrified indra.
  12. 12. The Pongal India is a country of different traditions and varied cultures. Here there different festivals in the states which are celebrated by the people of that state, Pongal is one such festival which is celebrated in Tamil Nadu. The Makar Sankranti festival of north India is known as Pongal in Tamil Nadu. The day when the sun proceeds towards capricom from the equator, is known as Makar Sankranti. It is celebrated on the first moon day of posh month according of the solar calendar.
  13. 13. Ganesh chaturti Lord Ganesha occupies a significant position among indu gods and goddesses. He is invoked before the start of auspicious work. He is regarded as the destroyer of hindrances and helper in success. Our social gatherings and festivals are not only the sources of amusement but there is inherent feeling of national integration and inspiration. The festival of Ganesh is not mere social festival. It is the silent witness of the everlasting story of freedom struggle of India.
  14. 14. Rakshabandhan Rakshabadhan is a festival of importance for the Hindus. Avow to protect the right and justice in the society is taken on this day. The festival falls in the full moon day of the month of Shravan. Rains cool the atmosphere. Moon light provokes a pleasant and peaceful environment. In ancient times the Brahmins who were mentally strong but weak in physique were in need of protection from physical danger. They were always ready to use their swords in protection of the weak and wise.
  15. 15. The Teacher’s Day The Teacher’s Day is celebrated on the 5th of September. It is celebrated to pay homage to the second president of the Indian Republic. He was great philosopher and writer. In our school this day is celebrated in festivities. The portrait of the second president of India is garlanded by the student who is going to act as a principal He takes the charge from the principal for running the school as per his own times.
  16. 16. Made by-Shrey & Tanmay