EID AL-ADHA

Eid al-Adha ( ’Festival of the Sacrifice’) is the latter of the two official holidays celebrated within Islam (the other being Eid al-Fitr or ‘Festival of the Breaking of the Fast’). It honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son Ishmael (in Judaism, Isaac) as an act of obedience to God’s command. Before AbrahamContinue reading “EID AL-ADHA”

RAJA FESTIVAL

Raja (Odia: ରଜ) or Raja Parba (Odia: ରଜ ପର୍ବ) or Mithuna Sankranti is a three-day-long festival of womanhood celebrated in Odisha, India. The second day of the festival signifies beginning of the solar month of Mithuna from, which the season of rains starts. It is believed that the mother Goddess Earth or the divine wifeContinue reading “RAJA FESTIVAL”

UGADI / GUDI PADWA

Gudhi Padwa is a spring-time festival that marks the traditional new year for Marathi and Konkani Hindus along with other fellow Hindus. It is celebrated in and near Maharashtra and Goa on the first day of the Chaitra month to mark the beginning of the New year according to the lunisolar Hindu calendar. The wordContinue reading “UGADI / GUDI PADWA”

HAPPY VASANT PANCHAMI

Vasant Panchami, also called (Saraswati Puja) is a festival that marks the preparation for the arrival of spring. The festival is celebrated by people in various ways depending upon the region in the life in the Indian subcontinent. Vasant Panchami also marks the start of preparation for Holika and Holi, which take place forty daysContinue reading “HAPPY VASANT PANCHAMI”

HAPPY MAKAR SANKRANTI

Makar Sankranti or Uttarayan or Maghi or simply Sankranti, is a festival day in the Hindu calendar, dedicated to the deity Surya (sun). It is observed each year in the lunar month of Magha which corresponds with the month of January as per the Gregorian calendar and is a day the people of India andContinue reading “HAPPY MAKAR SANKRANTI”

LOHRI

Lohri is a popular Punjabi winter folk festival celebrated primarily in the Punjab region. The significance and legends about the Lohri festival are many and these link the festival to the Punjab region. It is believed by many that the festival commemorates the passing of the winter solstice. Lohri marks the end of winter, andContinue reading “LOHRI”

KARTIK PURNIMA

Kartika Purnima is a Hindu, Sikh and Jain cultural festival, celebrated on the Purnima (full moon) day or the fifteenth lunar day of Kartik (November–December). It is also known as Tripuri Purnima and Tripurari Purnima. It is sometimes called Deva-Diwali or Deva-Deepawali, the festival of lights of the gods. Karthika Deepam is a related festivalContinue reading “KARTIK PURNIMA”

GOVARDHAN PUJA

Govardhan Puja as it is also known, as a Nature worship Hindu festival in which devotees Workship Mountains like Govardhan parvat and prepare and offer a large variety of vegetarian food to Bhagwan (God) Shri Krishna as a mark of gratitude. For Vaishnavas, this day commemorates the incident in the Bhagavata Puran when Bhagwan ShriContinue reading “GOVARDHAN PUJA”

DEEPAVALI / DIWALI

Diwali (Deepavali or Divali) is the Indian festival of lights, usually lasting five days and celebrated during the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika (between mid-October and mid-November). One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolizes the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance”. The festival is widely associatedContinue reading “DEEPAVALI / DIWALI”

DHANTERAS

Dhanteras (Hindi: धनतेरस), also known as Dhanatrayodashi (Sanskrit: धनत्रयोदशी), is the first day that marks the festival of Diwali in India. It is celebrated on the thirteenth lunar day of Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in the Hindu calendar month of Kartik. Dhanvantari, who is also worshipped on the occasion of Dhanteras, is considered the GodContinue reading “DHANTERAS”

KARVA CHAUTH

Karwa Chauth is a festival celebrated by Hindu women from the Indian Subcontinent on the fourth day after purnima (a full moon) in the month of Kartika. Like many Hindu festivals, Karwa Chauth is based on the lunisolar calendar which accounts for all astronomical positions, especially positions of the moon which is used as aContinue reading “KARVA CHAUTH”

🎅 ALL SAINTS’ DAY 🎅

All Saints’ Day ~ 1st November All Saints’ Day, also known as All Hallows’ Day, Hallowmas, the Feast of All Saints or Solemnity of All Saints, is a Christian solemnity celebrated in honour of all the saints, known and unknown. Its intent is to celebrate all the saints, including those who do not, or areContinue reading “🎅 ALL SAINTS’ DAY 🎅”

🎃 HAPPY HALLOWEEN 🎃

Halloween Day ~ 31st October Halloween is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, of the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It is also known as Allhalloween – All Hallows’ Eve or All Saints’ Eve. Halloween activities include trick-or-treat, Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns,Continue reading “🎃 HAPPY HALLOWEEN 🎃”