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

Festivals of India

India is a land and festivals. As different communities belonging to different religions live here, therefore many festivals are celebrated regularly every year. Among these festivals, some are religious; some are based on seasons while some are of national importance. All the festivals are celebrated with great enthusiasm in a colourful atmosphere.

Diwali, Dussehra, Raksha Bandhan, Id-ul-Fitr, Christmas, Mahavir Jayanti, Gurunanak Jaynti, Ganesh Chaturthi etc. are the religious festivals of India. These festivals are celebrated by different communities, but they are celebrated as a whole. Holi, Baisakhi, Basant Panchami, Bihu, Pongal, Onam etc. are seasonal or harvest festivals.

The spirit of Holi is colour- rich and vibrant, flung into the air and smeared with immense joy on friends and dear ones. This festival mark the end of the winter season and advent of bright days of summer. Baisakhi, a harvest festival, is celebrated in North India, particularly in Punjab and Haryana, when the Rabi crop is ready for harvesting. In south India, during the same period, ‘Pongal’ is celebrated. Basant Panchami marks the arrival of sweet spring, the season of pleasant breeze, flowers and fragrance.

The national festivals-independence Day, Republic day and Gandhiji Jaynti are celebrated by all communities throughout the country. The Independence Day is celebrated on 15 August every year, which remind us of those numerous freedom fighters that made the Britishers leave the country.

The Republic day is celebrated on 26th January. This festival fills us with pride that now we live in a sovereign democratic republic country with a constitution of our own. Similarly Gandhiji Jayanti is also celebrated nationwide. It falls on 2nd October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the Nation.

The festivals make our life colourful and enthusiastic. They bring people together. They come every year to make us forget all ill-will and communal hatred. The festivals strengthen the feeling of oneness among the people, without any malice, meet with one another and wish for a bright future. Thus, festivals are very important and they must be celebrated with pomp and show by all. 

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