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Indian Festivals - An Introduction

Updated on April 20, 2013

Festivals of India - An introduction

Festivals and India go hand in hand. With a myriad background of people all over India, festivals play a huge role in our lives here.

As children, we used to love festivals, just because it meant new clothes, good food, and the best reason of all - holidays! As grownups, we are more interested in the holidays, preferring to spend the day de-stressing from work. The significance of the festival fades away, making it just another holiday.

In India, the sheer number of cultures and communities introduces us to varied festivals spanning the length and breadth of India. Growing up with one culture, the rituals followed by someone from a different upbringing is something very unique to us.

Just to bridge this gap in my knowledge, I thought of penning down a comprehensive list of festivals across India, beginning with the new year. As I go ahead, I will be covering the significance of festivals, how the same festival is celebrated across India, and different types of food made during these days. All suggestions are welcome, especially recipes and traditions.

Till the next time,



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      Madhavi 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Thanks Vacation Trip! Watch out for the start of the series next week! And any inputs are definitely welcome!

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      Susan 5 years ago from India

      Yes MADHAVIGK There are plenty of festivals celebrated here in India and all the festivals have their own flavor and importance. I am eagerly waiting to read your hubs. Thanks