Secular Festivals of India

Baisakhi: ‘Baisakhi’, derived from the month of ‘Vaisakh’, is celebrated as the New Year’s Day in Punjab. It falls on April 13 and marks the ripening of the Rabi harvest. Baisakhi is always celebrated with unusual vigour and gaiety and the performance of Bhangra. It...

Jewish Festivals

Feast of Passover:  The Feast of Passover or Pesach is a major festival in Judaism, celebrated starting on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan (March/April). It is also known as Hag HaMatzot (festival of unleavened bread), Z’man Cheruteinu (the time of our...

Buddhist Festivals

Buddha Purnima: Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jayanti, the birth anniversary of the Buddha, is celebrated in April/May. Referred as the Saga Dasa in Sikkimese and Vishakha Puja in the Theravada tradition, it is the most important of all the Buddhist festivals. Fa-Hien, the...

Muslim Festivals

Eid-ul-Fitr: Eid-ul-Fitr is the most festive occasion in the Islamic world. It comes at the culmination of the holy month of Ramadan, which is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. It marks the end of a month-long period of fasting, when every adult Muslim refrains...

Religious Festivals

Followers of all religions in India such as Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Jainism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, etc observe a wide variety of festivals. Religious Festivals : Hindu Festivals Muslim Festivals Christian Festivals Sikh Festivals Buddhist...

Hindu Festivals

Diwali or Deepavali: Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is one of the most important festivals in India, and it is celebrated nationwide on the new moon day (Amavasya) of Kartik month (October/November). The first day is Naraka Chaturdasi or Choti Diwali, commemorating...
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