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Merry Christmas

A national holiday Christmas is a huge festival in India owing to the massive Christian population. But over the last few decades, its garnered more cultural significance and is celebrated throughout India. The festival is marked by lights, church celebrations, special events across malls and retail spaces and of course, celebration at homes. However, there

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Karwa Chauth

Karwa Chauth is a one-day festival celebrated by Hindu women four days after a full moon in the month of Kartika. Karva Chauth, like many Hindu festivals, is based on the lunisolar calendar which accounts for all astronomical positions. On Karva Chauth women, especially in Northern India, who are married fast from sunrise to moonrise

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Guru Nanak

Guru Nanak Jayanti marks the birth of the first Sikh guru and its founder, Guru Nanak. It is one of the most important festival in the Sikh community. It is also known as Gurpurab and is observed by Sikhs across the world. The festival is celebrated every year on a full moon day in the

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Diwali

Diwali is a festival of lights. It is one of the biggest festivals in India, celebrated with great enthusiasm and happiness. Diwali celebrations may last for up to five days. Many people decorate their home and workplaces with tiny electric lights or small clay oil lamps. Bowls of water with candles and flowers floating on

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Chhath Puja

Chath is an ancient Hindu Vedic festival historically native to the Indian subcontinent. The Chhath Puja is dedicated to the Sun and his wife Usha in order to thank them for bestowing the bounties of life on earth and to request the granting of certain wishes. It does not involve any idol worship. The rituals

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Bhai Dhooj

Bhai Dooj is a festival celebrated by Hindus of the Indian subcontinent, notable India and Nepal, on the second lunar day of Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight) in the Vikram Samvat Hindu calendar or of Shalivahan Shaka calendar month of Kartika. It is celebrated during the Diwali festival. The celebrations of this day are similar to

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Milad Un Nabi

Many Muslims in India observe Milad-un-Nabi, which commemorates the Prophet Muhammad's (or Mohammad's) birthday. Milad un-Nabi is a gazetted holiday in India and is also known as Nabi Day, Mawlid, Mohammad's Birthday or the Prophet's Birthday.   Milad un-Nabi is a public holiday. It is a day off the general population, and schools and most

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Navratri

Navratri meaning "nine nights" is a Hindi festival, celebrated in the autumn every year. It is observed for different reasons and celebrated differently in various parts of the Indian subcontinent. The festival is celebrated post-monsoon autumn in the bright half of the Hindu calender month Ashvin, which typically falls in months of september and october.

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Gandhi Jayanti

Gandhi Jayanti is a national festival to mark the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi or Bapu ji. Internationally, this day is celebrated as the International Day of non-violence. He is a symbol of peace and truth. Many people celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's birthday across India. Events include prayer services, commemorative ceremonies

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Dussehra

Dussehra is a Hindu festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil. The day culminates a nine day fasting period of Navratri, Dussehra also coincides with immersion of the idol of Goddess Durga. The day is celebrated to commemorate the killing of Ravana by Lord Rama. Many people of the Hindu faith observe Dussehra

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