Indian Festivals

Indian Festivals are celebrated by varied cultures and through their special rituals add to the colours 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 saints and gurus (revered teachers), or the advent of the New Year. A number of these festivals are common to most parts of India. However, they may be called by different names in various parts of the country or may be celebrated in a different fashion.

Chinese Valentine’s Day: Qi Qiao Jie Festival

Chinese Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day, the annual tribute to romantic love, is fast approaching. Florists, card shops, and chocolate vendors are all doing a raging business as lovers rush to purchase tokens of their affection. The Chinese also have a day devoted to love. Qi Qiao Jie, or the seventh eve, is often referred to as Chinese Valentine’s Day. While the annual gift …

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Valentine’s Day Festival Information For Students

Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day — There are varying opinions as to the origin of Valentine’s Day. Some experts state that it originated from St. Valentine, a Roman who was martyred for refusing to give up Christianity. He died on February 14, 269 A.D., the same day that had been devoted to love lotteries. Legend also says that St. Valentine left a farewell note …

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Shekhawati Festival Information For Travelers

Shekhawati Festival

The Shekhawati Region, a land of Rajputs is an amalgamation of Indian art, culture and rural farm life along the vast semi-desert countryside of Rajasthan place. The havelis, lavish mansions and courtyard scattered throughout the countryside built during the 18th and 19th centuries are painted with colorful and beautiful picturesque of Indian culture and history. The Shekhawati Festival is organized …

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World Cancer Day Information For Students

World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day is celebrated every year on 4th of February all over the world to commemorate all the efforts done by the WHO, United Nations, governmental and nongovernmental health organizations towards making the strategy to fight against cancer as well as distributing the real message about this epidemic disease and its treatments including its precautionary measures by uniting all …

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Suraj Kund Mela Information For Students

Suraj Kund Mela

Celebrated at: Surajkund, Distance Faridabad (Haryana) Celebrated during: 1st Feb to 16th February – every year Main attractions: Rich showcase of regional and international crafts and traditions Suraj Kund Mela — About eight kilometers from New Delhi in the state of Haryana lies the village of Surajkund. As spring glides in, full of warmth and vibrancy leaving the cold and grey winter …

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Konark Dance Festival Information For Travelers

Konark Dance Festival

Type: Dance & Music Duration: February 01 – 03 Location: Konark, Odisha Konark Dance Festival – The sun temple in Konark is famed as a world heritage site. The exquisite ‘Natyamandir’ or the ‘dancing hall’ of this 700-year old shrine is an architectural wonder with well-adorned sculptures in Odissi dance poses. Konark Dance Festival is held in February in the beautiful backdrop of …

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Martyrs Day India: Shaheed Diwas Information

Martyrs Day

Martyrs Day marks the death anniversary of the father of nation, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who was assassinated on Jan 30, 1948, by Nathuram Godse. Godse held Gandhi responsible for the partition of India thus he shot Gandhi Ji. For this evil deed Godse was hanged on November 15, 1949. Originally the martyrdom of the soldiers while defending the sovereignty of …

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Basant Panchami: Saraswati Puja Festival

Basant Panchami - Saraswati Puja

Basant Panchami: Saraswati Puja Festival — Vasant Panchami, sometimes referred to as Basant Panchami or Shree Panchami, is a Hindu festival celebrating Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, music and art. It is celebrated every year on the fifth day of the Indian month Magh (January-February), the first day of spring. Traditionally during this festival children are taught to write their …

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गणतंत्र दिवस समारोह की झांकियां

६६ वे गणतंत्र दिवस समारोह की झांकियां-Tableaux at the 66th Republic Day parade

गणतंत्र दिवस समारोह की झांकियां: गणतंत्र दिवस समारोह में झांकियों को लेकर लोगों में अलग ही आकर्षण होता है। इस बार भी लोग संस्कृति, केंद्रीय मंत्रालय और राज्यों की झांकियों में संपूर्ण देश की झलक देखने को मिली। हालांकि इस बार झांकियों में नारी शक्ति और सुरक्षा की झलक ज्यादा देखने को मिली। सबसे पहले राजपथ पर भारतीय नौसेना की …

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