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holiday in India

Talk about an important national holiday in your home country.


Describe it and explain why it is important.

The National holidays in India


Republic Day, one of the three national holidays in India, honors
the date on which the Constitution of India came into force on 26
January 1950 replacing the Government of India Act as the
governing document of India.

The National holidays in India


To mark the importance of the Holiday, every year a grand parade
is held in the capital, New Delhi. Prior to its commencement, the
Prime Minister lays a floral wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti, a
memorial to unknown soldiers at the India Gate at one end of
Rajpath, which is followed by two minutes silence in the memory
of unknown soldiers.
It is a solemn reminder of the sacrifice of the martyrs who died
for the country in the freedom movement and the succeeding
wars for the defense of sovereignty of their country.

India Loves to Celebrate: Most


Important Holidays
India is a multicultural country and loves to celebrate numerous
festivals all around the year.
Here can be divided into three types: National, Religious and
Seasonal.
There are three National Holidays: Republic Day (26th January),
Independence Day (15th August) and Gandhi Jayanti (2nd
October the birthday of Gandhi). These days are celebrated in
all parts of the country with a lot of enthusiasm and great
patriotic fervor.

Republic Day in India


On Republic Day a majestic parade is held in the capital New
Delhi. On Gandhi Jayanti, leaders and people from different walks
of life pay their homage to the Father of the Nation, while on
Independence Day the Prime Minister unfurls the national flag
and addresses the nation from the ramparts of the historic Red
Fort. Independence Day is also the main day to fly kites in most
areas, and the morning skies swarm with the simple paper kites
that are available everywhere.

The Religious Festivals in India


The main religious festivals of India include Dussehra, Diwali,
Janmashtami, Shivratri, Guru Parva, Ram Navami, Holi, Chath,
Navarati, Durga Pooja, Eid-ul-fitr, Christmas, Buddha Purnima,
Mahavir Jayanti and many others.

Diwali Festival of Lights


Diwali is the most prominent Hindu festival especially in North
India. It is the festival of lights and falls on the day of the new
moon between mid-October and mid-November.
The Hindus celebrate this day to commemorate the return of Lord
Rama to Ayodhya after the victory over Ravana the victory of
good over evil. On this day, everyone lights up their homes with
candles, lights and diyas (typical Indian clay lamps). Crackers are
burst and fireworks grace the night sky.

Holi Festival of Colors


Holi is one of the most known Hindu festivals. It marks the
beginning of spring and celebrates also the victory of good over
evil. The first day of Holi is the day of the full moon between
February and March. On this day, Hindus participate in a public
bonfire. On the second day people sprinkle colored powder and
colored water on each other to celebrate the coming of spring
with all its beautiful colors and vibrant life.

There are lots of seasonal


festivals
There are lots of seasonal festivals Baishakhi, Bihu, Masi
Magam, Onam, Vinayaka Chaturthi, Vasant Panchami, Makar
Sankranti, Pongal, Basant Panchami to name a few and these
are all celebrated in different ways in different parts of the
country.

The Muslim holiday in India


With respect for multi-culturalism the muslim holiday, Eid ul-Fitr,
and Christmas are usually holidays for corporates and schools.
Around 13% of the population in India is Muslim. Eid ul-Fitr marks
the end of the fasting month Ramadan, the ninth month of the
Islamic calendar.

Christianity is Indias
Christianity is Indias third-largest religion and the Christians in
India celebrate the birthday of Jesus on 25th December. The
Indian calendar is full of different kind of festivals. If one is in the
right place at the right time, it is possible to enjoy a celebration
on most days of the year in some part of the country.

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