2012 Indians Occasions & Festivals
You will be frankly amazed to know that every day is an occasion or festival in India. Yes, if not pertaining with the other religions, Hinduism cast a different impression when it comes to celebrations, occasions and festivities. Sharing feelings, ideas, joy and happiness with the friends, relatives and family members is the topmost aim of these festivities and occasions. Although there is no dearth of festivals in India yet we will enlist here some of the most enjoyed, famous and awesome occasions or festivals of 2012 here –
Holi (March 8) – The late February or early March will show you a different occasion which will be full of colors. The festival, Holi which is celebrated on the full moon day and it falls in the month of Phagun. People burn the bonfire of Holika.
Pongal (January 14) – It is the festival related to annual harvesting season, especially connected to the southern part of country. It marks the transition of Sun towards the Northern Hemisphere.
Durga Puja or Dussehera (September 16) – Mostly recognized as the state festival of West Bengal, people purchase new clothes, jewelry and other wardrobes to enjoy the pompous and fervor of this festivity. In fact, it is the symbol of winning of truth over the evil forces in the ancient culture of country.
Diwali (November 13) – After 14 years of exile of Lord Ram and his wife Sita, this festival marks their returning day. This is the festival of lights and enjoying the occasion with plenty and a wide variety of sweets. People, especially children burst crackers and the family burns the candles to light everything in the surrounding.
Id-ul-Fitr (August 19) – At the end of fasting of Islamic month, Ramzan, Id-ul-Fitr is celebrated with the seeing of new moon in the sky. It lasts for three days.
Teacher’s Day (September 5) – It is the occasion when people and children in India celebrates the day to give due respect to their teachers. It falls on the birth date of Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan. Various academic activities and events are organized in schools and colleges.
Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan (August 2) – The festival is celebrated to make the sacred and strong relationship between the brothers and sisters. Though it is the festival of Hindus yet all religions like Muslims also take part in the festival. Here, sisters tie a sacred thread of security and long life of brothers. His brother then vows to protect their sisters at any cost and in any condition.
Ganesh Chaturthi (September 19) – This festival celebrates the birth of son of Lord Parvati and Shiva, the Lord Ganesha. In most of the parts of India, it ends for at least 10 days and people exchange cards and sweets on this occasion. Maharashtra is the center of attraction.