Navaratri, a nine-night celebration of devotion and cultural diversity, takes on unique flavors in different regions of India. And there are more festivals too! Join us on a journey through stories of deities, regional customs, and the mouthwatering delights that make this festival truly special.
Embark on a cultural journey through India’s vibrant celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi. From age-old rituals that ignite the spirit to mouthwatering dishes that tantalize the taste buds, this festival is a tapestry of traditions and flavors waiting to be explored.
Summary Raksha Bandhan, also referred to as Rakhi Purnima, is a traditional Indian festival observed with great enthusiasm throughout India and beyond. At its core, Raksha Bandhan celebrates the unique relationship shared between brothers and sisters. The festival revolves around the sacred thread, or “rakhi,” which sisters lovingly tie around their brothers’ wrists, symbolizing their […]
Summary Nestled in the southwestern corner of India lies the enchanting state of Kerala, a land renowned for its natural beauty, cultural richness, and vibrant festivals – often referred to as God’s own land. One such celebration that captivates the hearts of people of Kerala and visitors alike is Onam, a ten-day harvest festival that […]
Indian Independence Day, celebrated on August 15th, is a national holiday in India that commemorates the nation’s independence from the British Empire in 1947. Celebrated with great enthusiasm and patriotism, this day is marked by flag hoisting, singing the national anthem, parades, and cultural events. Indian Independence Day is a time to reflect on India’s rich history and culture, and to celebrate the country’s achievements.
What is Naga Panchami? Naga Panchami or Nag Panchami is a festival where snakes – particularly Cobras are worshiped. The snakes or serpents, are regarded as symbols of fertility, rebirth, and transformation. What do they do? In India, snakes specifically cobras are worshiped as part of ancient folklore and beliefs. The worship of snakes is […]
What is NavRoz? Indian Parsis celebrate Nowruz, which is the Persian New Year, and it is known as “Navroz” in India. The celebration of Navroz among Indian Parsis has its roots in the Zoroastrian tradition of ancient Persia, and it is celebrated as a cultural and social festival. Nowruz is a Persian festival that marks […]
What is Sojibu Nongma Panba? Sojibu Nongma Panba is a traditional festival of Manipur, a northeastern state of India. It is celebrated on the 14th day of the lunar month of Langban (February/March) by the Meitei community of Manipur. The festival marks the beginning of the agricultural season and is dedicated to the goddess Sojibu, […]
What is Rongali Bihu? The state of Assam has the Assamese new year festival is known as Bihu, which is actually a set of three different festivals celebrated at different times of the year. Here’s a brief overview of each of the three Bihu festivals: Rongali Bihu or Bohag Bihu This is the most important […]
What is Puthandu? Puthandu, also known as Tamil New Year, is a festival celebrated by Tamilians in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and in Sri Lanka. It falls on the first day of the Tamil month of Chithirai, which usually falls on April 14th in 2023 but it can vary since it’s based on […]