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...

Jewish Festivals

Feast of Passover: The Feast of Passover or Pesach is the most important festival of the Jews, which is celebrated on the first day of the Jewish month of Nisan in March/April. The festival is also known by various other names such as Hag-ha-matzoth (‘festival of...

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...

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...

Christian Festivals

The Indian Christians celebrate their festivals largely in the same manner as Christians anywhere else in the world. However, local influence is evident in the use of traditional music, umbrellas and even elephants during the festivities by the Syrian Christians,...

Sikh Festivals

Gurpurabs: The birth anniversaries of each of the ten Sikh Gurus are celebrated as Gurpurabs. The most important of the Gurpurabs are the birth anniversaries of Guru Nanak and Guru Govind Singh and the martyrdom days of Guru Arjun Dev and Guru Teg Bahadur. The birth...
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