The Festivals Of India

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This presentation is of the festivals celebrated in different regions of India. it is mainly about the national, religious and harvest festivals.

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The Festivals Of India

  1. 1. Festivals Of India
  2. 2. Types of Festivals  Festivals are of 3 types .  They are National Festival,  Religious Festival  Harvest Festival.
  3. 3. National Festivals  Festivals which are celebrated by the entire nation are called national festival.  They are –  Republic Day  Independence Day  Gandhi Jayanti
  4. 4. Independence Day  India became independent on 15th August, 1947 .  So the independence day is celebrated on 15th August.  The Prime Minister of our country hoists the flag at Red Fort in Delhi and gives a speech.
  5. 5. Republic Day  India became a democratic republic on 26 January, 1950. we celebrate it as Republic Day.  The main function is held at Rajpath .  A special pared is taken out by the armed forces.
  6. 6. Gandhi Jayanti  Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is better known as Mahatma Gandhi.  He is also known as the Father Of The Nation.  He always believed in Ahinsa and fought against the British without violence.  He said “Be the change, you want to see in the world”.
  7. 7. Religious Festivals  India is a land of many religions.  So, we have many religious festivals that are celebrated with joy across the country.  Few of them are Christmas, Diwali, Holi Dusshera, Durga Puja, Rakshabandhan, and many more.
  8. 8. Diwali  Diwali is known as the festival of lights.  It is celebrated because on this day Lord Rama returned home to Ayodhya after 14 years in exile.  People Decorate their homes so that God Lakshmi come to their house.  People also burst crackers because Diwali is the festival of light.
  9. 9. Holi  Holi is the festival of colors.  It is celebrated mostly in North India.  The do puja and there is a story behind this festival and because of that story people still burn Holika.  People all over India celebrate this festival by playing colors, sand and give sweets to relatives, and many more.
  10. 10. Rakshabandhan  On this day, sisters tie rakhi(a thread) 0n their brother s right wrist and pray for their safety.  This is celebrated by the sister tying a rakhi then the brother gives a gift to his sister for praying for hi safety.
  11. 11. Dussehra  The festival is celebrated as the day on which Lord Rama killed Ravana .  It is also known as Vijayadashami.
  12. 12. Durga Puja  In West Bengal, Durga Puja is celebrated with great pomp and show.  Goddess Dugra is worshipped for the three days.
  13. 13. Guruparabs  The Sikhs celebrate the birthdays of all their ten gurus.  The ten guru’s were- Guru Nanak, Guru Angad, Guru Amar Das, Guru Ram Das, Guru Arjan, Guru Har Gobind, Guru Har Rai, Guru Har Krishan, Guru Tegh Bahadur, Guru Gobind Singh, Guru Granth Sahib.  These days are known as Guruparabs.
  14. 14. Buddha Purnima  The birthday of Buddhism, Lord Gautama Buddha, is celebrated as Buddha Purnima.  People offer special prayers and exchange greetings on this day.
  15. 15. Christmas  Christmas is celebrated by Christian because Jesus Christ was born on this day in Bethlehem.  Christmas is celebrated on 25th December .  A special kind of decorated tree, known as Christmas Tree is put up in homes.
  16. 16. Id-ul-Fitr  Muslims celebrate Id-ul- Fitr and Id-ul-Zuha .  During the month of Ramzan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset.
  17. 17. Harvest Festival  Harvest is an important activity in our country.  It is the time when a crop is sown by the is ready for reaping are called Harvest Festival.
  18. 18. Bihu  Bihu is the harvest festival of Assam.  Special Bihu dances are performed across the state.
  19. 19. Pongal  Pongal is the harvest festival of Tamil Nadu.  It is a three day festival.
  20. 20. Onam  Onam marks the celebration of season in Kerala.  Special dishes are prepared and served on banana leaves.
  21. 21. Baisakhi  It is celebrated on 13th April every year.  The festival is mainly celebrated in North India, particularly in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.

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