Famous Indian Unique Festivals

Besides its beautiful nature and unique architecture, India also brings you more interesting experiences, which are festivals with its own national identity.

India is known as the home of many religions. In addition, India is a country of many unique constructions. However, you forget that India is the motherland of special and meaningful festivals.

If you’ve ever heard of the festival of colors, that’s the Holi Festival in India. During the festival, participants will either throw pigments or mix colors with water and throw them at each other. According to the old concept, the more people receive more colors, the better the new year will be.

However, Diwali is the most important festival in the culture of thousands of years old in this country. Diwali festival, which takes place within 5 days, meant to welcome a new year of Hinduism. People pray for peace and wish that the righteous power will overwhelm darkness and poverty. Accordingly, the important meaning of the festival does not stop at lighting the candles outside, but every citizen here must also be aware of the “inner light”, which is the true nature and good direction of each you.

Besides the Diwali light festival, Ganesha is also one of the oldest and important festivals of Hindus in India. According to Indian mythology, Ganesha was the son of Siva and the goddess Parvati. Ganesha is a wise god who always brings luck and happiness to people.

With that in mind, during the festival, you will easily catch the statue of Ganesha being carried majestically and splendidly from the countryside to the city. On the final day of the festival, the Ganesha statue is placed in the car, carried through the cities before dropping into a river, pond or sea.

Meaningful festivals take place throughout the year and become a memorable experience for most tourists coming here. They freely mingle with the influx of people, perform traditional rituals and receive good luck as indigenous people. That helps many people realize that there is such a friendly and gentle India.

Indian Tourism: The Holi Festival of Hindus

The Indian people are once again immersed in the vibrant festival atmosphere which is a characteristic of this country.

From March 20-21, the Hindu community in particular and people all over the Indian region in general jubilantly celebrate Holi celebrations, also known as the color festival, one of the biggest holidays in this South Asian country.

Holi festival is held annually on the full moon day of the month of Falgun Hindu calendar (usually falls in March), marking the end of the winter, the beginning of Spring and also the symbol of the victory of the good before evil, especially the eradication of the female demon Holika.

This is also an opportunity for friends and relatives to gather, play, wish each other good things and show gratitude to the gods who gave them a good harvest.

On the eve of Holi, Indians grouped up large bonfires called Holika Dahan, symbolizing the burning of the Holika demon. People gather around the fire, perform rituals and pray for loved ones to be healthy and well-off.

The main day of this festival is the sprawling day of covering and flooding the streets, especially in the common areas of the community. On this day, everyone has fun, from children to adults, men and women all prepare themselves with bags of pigments, water balls and water-spraying guns to color each other. They dance, sing and immerse themselves in a vibrant and magical music space.

l is the sprawling day of covering and flooding the streets, especially in the common areas of the community. On this day, everyone has fun, from children to adults, men and women all prepare themselves with bags of pigments, water balls and water-spraying guns to color each other. They dance, sing and immerse themselves in a vibrant and magical music space.

Traditionally, these colors are blended from natural plants, so they can be easily removed like saffron, sandalwood and roses. Everyone together rushed to the street to participate in this exciting game. By the end of the morning, everyone looks like a colorful picture.

People gather in groups to sing and dance while drumming and dholak. Every time the “battle” with the colors is paused, everyone will eat gujiya, mathri, malpuas and many other traditional dishes. Bhang, a drink made from local herbs is also an integral part of the Holi festival.