Festivals in India

Most Popular Festivals in India That Every Tourist Must Participate

Festivals

To be super power, India is a land of festivals and cultural events. A lot of people from different cultures, religions, and communities live there in India. There is no other country in the world that has more festivals than India.

A lot of tourists from Europe, Australia, the USA, and other countries visit India to participate in these regional, cultural, and religious events. It is easy to get an Indian visa for US citizens through the Indian embassy or by applying online.

Here are some important and most famous Indian festivals that foreign tourists should enjoy:

1. Diwali- Festival of Lights

Diwali is called the festival of lights that is celebrated to show the power of good over evil. This festival is not celebrated not only in every corner of India but it is also celebrated in Australia and other countries of the world.

Australian citizens can enjoy this auspicious Diwali festival either in their own country where the Indian community lives, or they can visit India as a foreign tourist and can enjoy this festival in any corner of India. Check how to get an India visa for Australian citizens here.

The Festival starts in the morning with Puja and then during the night homes are decorated with colorful lights. Within the house, people decorate their homes with rangolis to celebrate this beautiful festival.

2. Holi – Festival of Colors

This is a festival of colors that is celebrated all over India and in other countries as well, especially by the Hindu community. Almost every India celebrates this festival by throwing colors on each other.

Pink, green and red colors are mostly used in this event and people throw these colors on each other directly or by mixing them with water. If it is mixed with water, then water balloons are used or friendly water guns or use to fire the water.

3. Eid-Ul-Fitr

This is one of the major festivals for Muslims in India. This is a religious festival that is celebrated by Muslims all over the world. A lot of Muslims live in India, so this festival is celebrated India in every state and every city.

It is celebrated on the first of ‘Shawal’, the lunar month, and the purpose of this even is to thank God for the holy month of Ramadan. The day started with prayers in the mosques, everyone wears new clothes and kids are given ‘Eidi’. Eidi is small amount of money as a token to kids that they can spend to buy toys and sweets.

Relatives exchange sweets and visit each othe house to greet them. This is a great event to spread the brotherhood among humanity.

4. Christmas

Everyone is familiar with the Christmas festival. Basically it is not an Indian festival, but it is festival that is celebrated in every country of the world. Basically Christmas was a religious event that is celebrated on the birth of Jesus, but now this is a great cultural festival as well.

Christians and non-Christians, everyone celebrate this event in India and all over the world. If you are a tourist in India, you should enjoy this fesitval in December with Indian culture and traditions.