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Essay on “Festivals of India” Complete Essay for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

Festivals of India

Essay # 1

India is a land of festivals. The festivals are good in several ways. They provide the people a lot of fun and fervor and enhance the spirit of national integration

We have national festivals such as the Republic Day celebration and the Independence Day celebration.

There are several religious festivals such as Dussehra, Diwali, Janmashtami, Id, Gurupurv, Shivratri, Buddha Purnima, Durga Pup, Christmas, Mahaveer Jayanti, etc.

There are certain festivals that are only semi-religious in nature or are regional to a great extent. For instance, Onam is the harvest festival of Kerala. Pongal is the harvest festival of Tamil Nadu.

Ganesh Chaturthi is the main festival of Maharashtra. Durga Puja is mainly celebrated in Bengal and Basant Panchami, Baisakhi, Lohri and Holi in north India. There are some other festivals such as Raksha Bandhan, Saraswati Puja, Makar Sankranti, Teej, Ugadi, Shrawan Purnima, etc, besides several tribal festivals.

India is a vast country having unity in diversity. Hence, here festivals are as common and varied as the people are. But they are all Indians and are proud of being as such.

Essay # 2

Festivals of India

Nowhere around the world will you find so many festivals in a year as are there in India. We can say that India is the land of festivals.

There are many religions in India. It is a country of the Hindus, the Muslims, the Sikhs, the Christians, the Jains, the Buddhists and many more. Each of them has a number of festivals. If we are to observe carefully we will realise that there is practically one festival a day for all the 365 days in a year.

However, of all the festivals, there are a few important festivals like the Holi, Dusherra, Diwali, Id, Ramzan, Christmas, Birthdays of religious leaders and prophets.

The Festival of Holi is essentially a festival of colours. On this day people apply coloured powder on each other and ask for blessings from the elders. It is said that on this day Prahalad the child devotee of Vishnu destroyed the evil sister of his father when she wanted to kill him by burning on the orders of her brother and Prahalad’s father.

Dusherra is celebrated to commemorate the victory of good over evil. It is said that on this day Lord Rama and his brother Laxman destroyed the demon king Ravana, his son Meghnath and his brother Kumbhkarna. Similarly, Diwali is celebrated as a mark of the joy of the return of Lord Rama from fourteen years in exile. On this day Goddess of wealth Laxmi is also worshipped with devotion

The festival of Id is celebrated by the Muslims to reiterate the importance of sacrifice and sufferings in one’s life. The principle of this festival is that there can be no feasting without fasting. This is a festival that beliefs in equality for all people. On the contrary, Muharram is not a festival, it is an observance. It is a day of grief. It is the day on which every Muslim reminds himself about the supreme sacrifice made by the grandsons of Prophet Mohammed for their belief in the oneness of the Almighty, truth and justice,

Christmas, Buddha Jayanti, Mahavir Jayanti and Guru Parabs are the festivals that celebrate the birthdays of the great prophets and Gurus. Christmas is the birth of Christ and it teaches the lessons of love and sacrifice. Buddha and Mahavir were both preachers of non-violence, truth, love and peace. Guru Parabs are the birthdays of the ten Gurus of the Sikh religion. In all each one of them is a messenger of peace and love, Festivals bring a welcome change in our lives. They bring with them happiness and joy and on a festival day, we forget our sorrows and problems.


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