Indian Culture : Indian Festival, (Local, Religious & National)

Indian festivals, Their kinds, (local religious and national)

By Intimate Viewpoint

Image of Lord Ganesh ( Hindu God)

Indian culture is unexampled and rich in facts, legends, and many historical moments. Indian cuisine, rituals, dances, and festivals also make this culture different from other cultures.

As you know that Indian civilization consists of a variety of people, whose culture and tradition differ from one another, they celebrate festivals according to their own particular culture. Despite all, they celebrate every festival together with great pomp and zeal.

The festivals that Indians celebrate are of three kinds, 

* Religious festival 

* local festival and 

* National festival

Image of goddes Durga inside puja pandal

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* Religious festival

Religious festivals are festivals that are celebrated by the people of different religions in India. Religious festivals are celebrated in different states in a different manner. But some of them are celebrated throughout India despite their being religious. Like Holi, and Diwali.

Even though both these festivals are known as Hindu festival yet it is celebrated by people of all caste, creed, and religions. The name of some common and widely known religious festivals are Holi, Diwali, Durga Puja, Id, Guruparva, Karwa Chauth, Muharram, Vishwakarma puja, Baisakhi, Pongal, Ganesh Chaturthi, Chhath puja, etc.

Even though the religious festivals are celebrated in different states but the appreciable thing is every festival is celebrated by all people of India together by forgetting their own religions.

Rangoli in Diwali

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* Local festival 

Local festivals are the festival that is celebrated by some specific communities and classes of some States. For example, Bihu, and Karma are the local festivals of Jharkhand. These festivals are celebrated by the local habitant of Jharkhand. Pongal is the local harvesting festival of Tamilnadu which is celebrated on 14th-15 January every year. Baisakhi is also a harvesting festival in Punjab. Exactly the same in West Bengal. The people of West Bengal also celebrate many festivals. There is Proverb "Baro Maase Taro Parbon" (13 festivals are celebrated in 12 months) is famous in West Bengal. 

Bhadu festival, a local festival in West Bengal

Although Durga Puja is the biggest festival in West Bengal. But many other festivals like Bhadu, Akshar tritiya, Jamai Sashthi, Bipattarini Vrat, Jeeta Sashthi, Jhulan Yatra, etc. are also celebrated by some specific community and by the local habitant of West Bengal. Such festivals are called the local festival of West Bengal.

Every state have some local festivals which are not as popular as religious festivals even some of them are unknown in the neighbouring States also.

National festivals in India

* National festival 

Such festivals are celebrated throughout the country. In India, people celebrate three national festivals.

* Independence day - This festival is celebrated on 15th August every year. 15th August is celebrated as a national festival because on this particular day India got the freedom from British rule on 1947. So this crucial day is celebrated as Independence Day.

* Republic Day -  Republic day is celebrated on 26 January every year. This day is celebrated as national festival because on this day, Indians constitution came into exist. Actually on this day, Indian Freedom got the true sense. That's why, all Indians celebrate this important day as a national festival.

* Gandhi Jayanti - The third national festival is Gandhi Jayanti. Mahatma Gandhi the father of nation was born on this day. Mahatma Gandhi was not only the father of nation but also he fought for the Indian freedom and give it back to the Indians. That's why, all Indians celebrate the birthday of that novel man every year to pay homage and to express gratitude.

In this way, Indians celebrate a number of festival in every year. In fact, If it is said in true sense the Indians celebrate at least one festival in every 2 weeks.

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