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...

Parsi Festivals

The Parsi festivals or Gahambars are sombre events meant for introspection and religious discourses. Initially these festivities were agricultural in nature, but with the spread of Zoroastrianism they assumed religious significance. Parsis believe that there are six...

Sindhi Festivals

The typical Sindhi festivals include Cheti Chand, Teejri, Thadri and Utraan but the Sindhis also celebrate major Hindu festivals like Diwali, Holi and Basant Panchami. Cheti Chand:   Cheti Chand is the name given to the Sindhi New Year which is celebrated every year...
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