29/01/24

Fun with Indian Festivals

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Diwali: It is also known as the festival of lights. People decorate their houses with diyas, rangoli and burn crackers.

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Holi: It is also called as the festival of colours. It marks the celebration of triumph of good over evil.

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Dussehra: Lord Rama defeated the demon, Ravana and hence, people celebrate this victory by burning the dummies of Ravan, Meghnada and Kumbhakarana.

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Ganesh Chaturthi: This festival lasts for 11 days. Huge statues of lord Ganesha are worshipped at homes and at temples before finally immersing them in the ocean.

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Janmashtami: The birth of lord Krishna is celebrated as Janmashtami. Lord Krishna is worshipped throughout the world.

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Eid-ul Fitr: It happens at the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Muslims celebrate it by attending communal prayers and decorating their homes.

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Lohri: It celebrates the end of winters in northern India. It is celebrated by lighting bonfires.

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Rakshabandhan: Sisters tie a sacred thread around on their brothers' wrists. The brothers protect their sisters for life.

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