Essay on Festivals of India

Essay on Festivals of India


Importance of festivals

Festivals of India

Fun and excitement

Sharing and unity


        In India, we have many festivals throughout the year.  Celebrating festivals is a part of our culture and tradition.  We have all religions like Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Buddhism, and Jainism, and so on.  Hence the festivals of all religions are celebrated by the respective people.

        People welcome the festivals with great joy and excitement.  Celebrating festivals helps us to forget our routine and tight work.  It gives physical and mental relaxation.  It helps us to be free from mechanical life on that day.

        Diwali is a major festival for Hindus and it is said to be the festival of lights.  Along with this, they also celebrate Pongal, Ganesh Chathurthi, Dusshera, Vijayadasami, Holi, Janmashtami, Sri Ram Navami, Onam, and so on.  All the festivals have fun and also helping the poor and needy people.  It is a practice to buy flowers, coconuts, bananas, camphor, betel leaves, plantain leaves, and many such commodities for celebrating all the above festivals.  This helps the farmers and laborers to earn their living.  To sum up, even the clay soil helps the poor people when they make Ganesha idols for Ganesh Chathurthi.

      Ramzan is the most important festival for Muslims.  This is the beginning of the new month according to Arabic Calendar.  They follow the strict custom of fasting for the whole month, break the fasting after the announcement is made in the Mosque on the sighting of the moon.  Eid marks the end of month-long fasting and praying.  On this day, people go to the mosque, hug each other, exchange greetings, and distribute alms to the poor and the needy.  It is Eid day.  This day marks the end of the month of Ramzan. 

      Next, Christmas is an important festival celebrated by Christians all over the world.  Christmas is celebrated on 25th Dec to rejoice in the birth of Jesus Christ.  People wear new clothes, decorate Christmas trees, light up their houses, and sing Christmas carols.  Finally to say, Santa Claus is said to bring gifts on the night before the festival. They wish each other a “Merry Christmas”.

     Guru Nanak Jayanthi is the birth anniversary of the first Sikh guru, Guru Nanak Dev.  He founded Sikhism.  Overall, It is also called Gurpurab.  On this day, Gurudwaras are decorated with lights.  Community feasts are organized at many places.

      Moreover, English New year is celebrated by all people all over the world.  Holi is said to be the festival of colors.  There are other festivals too like temple festivals, food festivals, folk festivals, and many others. 

      In Conclusion, these festivals create a sense of oneness among people and a symbol of unity.  It gives time for people to celebrate and enjoy together.  They forget the routine work on this day and enjoy physical and mental relaxation.

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