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  1. 1. Salaam-NAMASTE
  2. 2. introduction • India is a land of great diversity • INDIAN FESTIVALS celebrated by varied culture and there special rituals add to the colour of Indian heritage. • Some festivals welcome the seasons of the year, the harvest, the rains, or the full moon. • Others celebrate religious occasions, the birthdays of divine beings, saints, and gurus or of the new year.
  3. 3. Cont…. • India has 28 states and 7 union terrotories. • India is the largest democracy in the world. • India is the 6th largest country in the world. It is one of the most ancient and living civilisation (at least 10,000 years old).
  4. 4. • Many different religions can be found in India. • The most common religion is Hinduism. Other religious groups include: Buddhists, Christians, Muslims, Jews, Zoroastrians, and Jains. • Festivals are extremely common in India. Many are associated with religion. • Indian festivals are celebrated according to the solar and lunar calendars.
  5. 5. • Every day, there is a festival somewhere in the country of India. • Feasting and fasting are part of most festivals in India. • The Hindu religion influences many of the festivals in India. • Some festivals are held in most regions of India while others may only be found in specific regions or local areas.
  6. 6. Diwali •The happiest of Hindu festivals.Of all the festivals •Known as festival of lights. •Major festival of hindus. •Involves lightining of small lamps. •It’s a festival of goddes laxmi. •Firecrackers are burst in order to drive away evil spirit.
  7. 7. Eid ul-fitr • Its an arabic word meaning festivity, while fitr means breaking the fast. • Major Muslim festival marks at end of Ramadan. • The festival celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn to sunset fasting during the entire month of ramadan.
  8. 8. Christmas • Celebrated on December 25 every year to commemorate the birth of Jesus. • Jingle bell jingle bell. • The traditional colour of christmas are green and red, white, silver and gold
  9. 9. Gurupurab • Also known as gurunanak jayanti. • It’s the birthday of first Sikh guru, GURU NANAK. • The festivities in the Sikh religion revolve around the anniversaries of the 10 Sikh Gurus. • The celebration is generally similar for all Gurpurabs; only the hymns are different. • Celebration usually last three days.
  10. 10. NAVRATRI • Navaratri, the Festival of Nine Nights, is celebrated in honor of goddesses Durga, Lakshmi, and Saraswati. • The tenth day, Dussehra.
  11. 11. Holi • This is one of the most exuberant festivals. • also the most colorful. • the advent of spring and the end of winters. • Celebrated by throwing colored water and powder at each other.
  12. 12. Regional festivals • Many festivals celebrate the various harvests; commemorate great historical figures and events, while many express devotion to the deities of different religions. • In India every region and every religion has something to celebrate. The festivals reflect the vigor and life-style of its people. Vibrant colors, music and festivity make the country come alive throughout the year.
  13. 13. • There are also a few regional festivals like Pongal in Tamil Nadu. • Onam in kerela. • There are many festivals which are limited to few villages only.