Lohri is a popular winter Punjabi folk festival. On 13 January of every year, It celebrated mainly by Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims from the Punjab region of the northern part of the Indian subcontinent.
Makar Sankranti or Maghi is a festival day in the Hindu calendar dedicated to the deity Surya. Sankrant means the passing of the sun from one Zodiac sign to the other. People exchange greeting and good wishes on this day. People enjoy flying different kites in the sky.
A three-day harvest festival particularly in the Tamil community in South India. The newly harvested rice is ceremonially cooked. In villages and towns, cows and bullocks are gaily painted and decorated. It is also a major Tamil festival in Sri Lanka.
Christians observe Good Friday as the day on which Jesus laid down his life for the good of humanity. Services and recitals of religious music are held in the churches.
Easter, also called Pascha or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day after his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans.
Baisakhi is a historical and religious festival in Sikhism and Hinduism. It is usually celebrated on 13 or 14 April every year. For Sikhs, The day commemorates the formation of Khalsa panth of warriors under Guru Gobind Singh in 1699.
Vardhamana Mahavir, the twenty-fourth spiritual Tirthankara of Jainism, was born on this day more than 2,500 years ago. For the Jains it is a day dedicated to his memory.
Buddha's Birthday is a Buddhist festival that is celebrated in most of East Asia commemorating the birth of the Prince Siddhartha Gautama, later the Gautama Buddha, who was the founder of Buddhism.
Eid ul-Fitr, also called the "Festival of Breaking the Fast", is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan. The faithful gather in the mosques to say prayers. Friends and relatives meet to exchange greetings.
Raksha Bandhan is an age old festival which strengthens the bond of love between brother and sister. It celebrated in India, Nepal and other parts of the Indian subcontinent and among people around the world influenced by Hindu culture.
Krishna Janmashtami is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu. who was born on this day at Mathura.
Ganesh Chaturthi also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi is a Hindu festival celebrating the arrival of Ganesh to earth from Kailash Parvat with his mother Goddess Parvati/Gauri. The festival is marked with the installation of Ganesh clay idols privately in homes or publicly on elaborate pandals.
Gandhi Jayanti is an event celebrated in India to mark the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. It is celebrated annually on 2nd October and it is one of the three national holidays of India.
It is also called Durga utsav, is an annual Hindu festival originating in the Indian subcontinent which reveres and pays homage to the Hindu goddess Durga.
Karwachauth is a one-day festival celebrated by Hindu married women in North India in the month of Kartika.
Independence Day is celebrated annually on 15 August as nation's independence from the British (United Kingdom).
Onam is an annual holiday and festival celebrated in Kerala, India. It is a Hindu harvest festival celebrated by keralite Malayali irrespective of religion.
The Hornbill Festival is a celebration held every year from 1 to 10 December in Nagaland, Northeast India. It is also called the 'Festival of Festivals'.
Republic Day, the day of the adoption of India's Constitution (January 26, 1950) replacing the Government of India Act, is an important national occasion. The colourful pageants and parades are held in National and state capitals. This is followed by a colourful folk dance festival by troupes from different parts of India.
The festival of Bakri Id is also known as Eid al-Adha or Tabaski. It is celebrated on the 10th day of the Muslim month Zil-Haj. It honours the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismael as an act of obedience to God's command.
Maha Shivaratri is a Hindu festival celebrated annually in honour of Lord Shiva. The name also refers to the night when Shiva performs the heavenly dance.
Muḥarram is the first month of the Islamic calendar. Moharram, which commemorates the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed is observed by Muslims throughout India. Impressive processions of colourfully decorated Tazias, which are paper and bamboo replicas of the Martyr's tomb at Karbala, are taken out.
Holi is a popular ancient Hindu festival, also known as the Indian "Festival of Spring", the "Festival of Colours", or the "Festival of Love", celebrated in all over India. It is a festival in which people revel in throwing coloured powder and squirting coloured water on their friends. Greeting and sweets are exchanged.
Dussehra one of the most popular festivals of India is celebrated all over the country on tenth day when The Navaratri festival ends. Dussehra to celebrate Rama's victory over Ravana. Vijayadashami also known as Dussehra.
Diwali is the festival of lights. One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolise the spiritual "victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance". Diwali is an occasion of great excitement and rejoicing all over the country. Every city, town and village is turned into a fairyland with thousands of flickering oil lamps and electric lights illuminating homes and public buildings.
Guru Nanak Jayanti
Guru Nanak Jayanti also known as Guru Nanak's Prakash Utsav and Gurpurab. It is the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak who founded the Sikh faith. The celebrations at Amritsar are the most impressive.
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration mostly by Christians among billions of people around the world. Families get together around decorated trees and gifts are exchanged on the day.
Hampi Utsav also known as the Vijaya Utsav is one of the largest celebrations of the ancient Vijayanagar empire now Hampi (Karnataka). The festivities take place every year at the Virupaksha Temple, commemorating the culture, traditions of the bygone era.
Ugadi (Gudi Padwa)
Ugadi is the New Year's Day for the States of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka in India. It is festively observed in these regions on the first day of the Hindu lunisolar calendar month of Chaitra. This typically falls in March or April of the Gregorian calendar. As Gudi Padwa marks the traditional new year for Marathi and Konkani Hindus. It is celebrated in and near Maharashtra and Goa.
Teej is the generic name for a number of Hindu festivals that are celebrated by women in many parts of India and Nepal. Haryali Teej and Hartalika Teej welcome the monsoon season and are celebrated primarily by girls and women with songs, dancing and prayer rituals.
The Chhath Puja is dedicated to the Sun and Shashthi devi (Chhathi Maiya) in order to thank them for bestowing the bounties of life on earth and to request the granting of certain wishes. Chhath is an ancient Hindu Vedic festival historically native to the Indian subcontinent more specifically Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Nepal.
Losar is a festival in Tibetan Buddhism. The holiday is celebrated on various dates depending on location tradition. The holiday is a new year's festival, celebrated on the first day of the lunisolar Tibetan calendar, which corresponds to a date in February or March in the Gregorian calendar.
Gangaur is colourful and one of the most important festivals of people of Rajasthan, with great fervour and devotion by womenfolk who worship Gauri the wife of Lord Shiva. The unmarried women worship her for being blessed with a good husband, while married women do so for the welfare, health and long life of their husbands and for a happy married life. Gangaur is a festival celebrated in the Indian state of Rajasthan and some parts of Gujarat Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal.