All great Indian festivals have religious,
social and seasonal elements to them. Celebrations are done with religious
sanctity, making traditional food and celebration of the season.
Indian festivals are a good way to
get-together for social functions. To create an awareness of the heritage
and culture that has been handed down to us for generations. These get
together can enhance our mental and spiritual dimension that, if left in
the dark, make us only poorer and less worthy of our heritage.
So make it a point to get a few of your
friends together to celebrate and remember the age old traditions of the
It is difficult to transport the same
enthusiasm and feeling for the festival when it occurs in India as the
number of people recognizing it and celebrating it is far less and spread
out. We have outlined some of the major festivals and celebrations held
in India. We hope that this can be a starting point to understanding the
vast culture and heritage of India.