What is the difference between local festival and religious festival ?

What is the difference between a local festival and a religious festival? 

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Indian festivals play a key role in making India unexampled and different from other countries. Indians celebrate a number of festivals. There is no exact list of numbers of Indian festivals because they are numberless. In fact, India is a country of diversity. And its culture includes a variety of cultures, traditions, languages, castes, Creeds, communities, etc. despite all, the Indians celebrate a number of festivals which are of three kinds.

* Local festival

* National festival and 

* Religious festival

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About the national festivals, there is no confusion among people because it is transparent that there are three national festivals 

* Independence Day, 

* Republic Day, and 

* Gandhi Jayanti.

But there is great confusion about the local festivals and religious festivals because there is no exact number of local festivals & religious festivals 

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Chhath Puja, the local festival of Bihar

* Local festival 

Local festivals are the festivals that are celebrated by some special communities and the local habitant of a state. These festivals are not famous, neither they are celebrated with a special arrangement as does in religious festivals.

Local festivals are popular among those respective people with whom such festivals are associated. Local festivals are unknown even in the neighboring states as well. Like, many people in the neighboring states (Uttar Pradesh, Orissa, West Bengal) don't know about Sarhul, Bihu, and Karma which are the local festivals of Jharkhand.

Baisakhi, the local festival of Punjab

* Religious festivals

Religious festivals are the festivals that are celebrated by the people of the same religion but sometimes some religious festivals are celebrated by the people of the entire country.

For example, Holi is celebrated not only by Hindus but also by Muslims, Sikhs, and Christians. Exactly the same thing happens with Christmas.

Durga puja, one of the famous relogious festivals of India

Some religious festivals like Durga Puja, Ganesh Chaturthi, Id, Diwali, etc. are widely known throughout the world. 

Religious festivals are usually expensive. People need surplus money to celebrate them. Such festivals need a special arrangement and extra time as well. Some Religious festivals like Durga Puja, Ganesh Chaturthi, Baisakhi, Chhat, etc. such festivals are the identity of some states.

Diwali, One of the famous religious festival of India

Like, Durga Puja is the identity of West Bengal because the image of West Bengal comes to our mind as soon as we take the name of Durga Puja. The same thing happens when we take the name of Ganesh Chaturthi, Chhath, and Baisakhi. because Ganesh Chaturthi is the staple festival of Maharashtra, Baisakhi is celebrated mainly in Punjab, and Chhath is the major festival of Bihar.

Festivals are the magnificence of India. Because the festivals make people happy and close to each other. And the happy and close People make India happy as well as different.

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