India is a land of festivals, where people from different religions coexist harmoniously. The wide variety of festivals celebrated in India is a true manifestation of its rich culture and societies. These include many religious and national festivals of India. While the festivities happen all over the year, October till January is the time when the country can be seen at its energetic best.
One of the, most colorful festivals celebrated in the world, Holi, .The beautiful cultural festival celebrated with colors and water in the month of March .the night before the color playing family and friends gather to burn a bonfire to commemorate the sacrifice of Holika .Among the famous places to celebrate Holi in India, Mathura, Vrindavan, Dwarka and Kumaon region of Uttarakhand are best.
Maha Shivratri :-
A Hindu calendar year, Maha Shivratri is celebrated as the day Lord Shiva married Goddess Parvati. This religious festival in India .The festivities are marked with all day fasting and all night vigils through singing and dancing.
Krishna Janmashtami :-
The birthday of Lord Krishna a revered Hindu God is celebrated on this day. The Krishna temples all across the country are decorated beautifully and see crowds of thousands turn up to offer their prayers to the god. The twin cities of Mathura and Vrindavan become a place of great festivities during this time.
celebrated over nine days and Dussehra are twin festivals that bring loads of joy to the people here. Durga Puja in Bengal is known worldwide for the celebrations and Kolkata is the best city to experience the charm of this amazing religious festival in India. Dussehra is celebrated on the tenth day celebrating the victory of Lord Ram over Ravana.
Deepawali is one of the most widely celebrated cultural festivals in India.The festival of light marks the home coming of Lord Ram from his exile to his kingdom. The festival sees households decorated in beautiful electronic lights along with diyas and rangolis.Deepwali celebrations are best seen in the northern parts of the country such as UP, Rajasthan, Punjab and Delhi.
Christmas is also celebrated with the same zeal and zest in India too. The decorated churches, the Santa Claus and the Christmas Eve gifts are part of the whole experience of celebrating Christmas by not only Christians but people from other religion too. best place to experience the beauty of Christmas is in Old Goa, Meghalaya and Cochin .
One of the biggest religious festivals in India, Id and the month long fasting prior to that which is known as Ramzan is fervently celebrated by millions of Muslims all across the country. It is a great advantage to have Muslims friends around this time as you get to enjoy the Iftar Parties every evening during Ramzan and gorge upon some delicious sweet dishes on the day of Id. Cities such as Lucknow, Delhi and Hyderabad see joyous celebrations and fanfare during Id. The festival is also symbolic of the brotherhood and cultural uniqueness of India.